Definition of bam
: a sudden loud noise —often used interjectionally to indicate a sudden impact or occurrence was fine, then bam, he lost his job
Examples of bam in a Sentence
We heard a loud bam.
Recent Examples of bam from the Web
There were streamers early in the show, and bam, pop, streamers again near the end.
Bank of America (bam, +1.08%), Citigroup (c, -0.20%), Goldman Sachs (gs, -1.22%), Wells Fargo (wfc, -0.92%) and other banks have invested in blockchain startups, and many will roll out commercial blockchain products this year.
But then, bam, there was Orville, all over TV and the Internet.
With just a few keystrokes, bam, the problem is fixed.
Bams said the Spartans were ready this past Saturday night to make up for the loss to Colony in the CIF-SS 2AA final.
Bams played a major role in Villa Park’s 9-0 run in the second period.
In my state, one day it’s weather, and the next day—bam! Weather.
Wham, bam, thank you for registering your vehicle with us, ma’am.
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Origin and Etymology of bam
First Known Use: 1772See Words from the same year
Definition of BAM
1 bachelor of applied mathematics
2 bachelor of arts in music
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Definition of bam for English Language Learners
: a sudden loud noise
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