\ ˈcham \
chammed; chammed; chamming; chams

Definition of cham

 (Entry 1 of 4)

dialectal, England


Definition of cham (Entry 2 of 4)

variant of khan:1


\ chəm, (¦)cham \

Definition of cham (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal, England
: I am


\ ˈchäm \
variants: or Chiam \ ˈchēˌäm \
plural Cham or Chams or Chiam or Chiams

Definition of Cham (Entry 4 of 4)

1a : a people of an ancient kingdom in the central coastal part of Annam that reached its peak of power in the 7th and 8th centuries and was absorbed by Annam in 1471
b : a member of such people
2a(1) : a people in central coastal Annam linguistically related to the Cambodians
(2) : a member of such people
b : the language of the Cham people

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History and Etymology for cham

Transitive verb

Middle English chammen, perhaps of imitative origin

alteration of Middle English ich am

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“Cham.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cham. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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