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
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
BAM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bam for English Language Learners
: a sudden loud noise
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