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: glamour
When it came to glam, the 36-year-old rocked a rosy smokey eye and a pink lip.India Roby
… Cow Creek Ranch … in south Shasta County has three separate homes decorated in Hollywood-style American West glam.Jessica Skropanic
: glam rock
The 1970s saw the advent of female singer-songwriters; the invention of queer or transgressive subgenres such as disco, punk, and glam; and the proliferation of female instrumentalists.Alyxandra Vesey
glam adjective
a glam look
glam gowns
The clip opened with [Khloe] Kardashian's glam squad tending to her face and hair … Ashleigh Gray
… finds his expressive voice … amid the tones of … acoustic guitars and hammily epic glam anthems. Tribune News Service


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glammed; glamming; glams

transitive verb

: to make (someone or something) glamorous or more glamorous
usually used with up
The modern woman has a difficult enough time trying to put together a look that suits her personality and lifestyle without seeing those … supermodels strut the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York all glammed up in a breathtaking Galliano tulle explosion or impeccably tailored Westwood period piece.Paul Matthews
Making his feature directorial debut, Director X … shoots in Atlanta instead of Harlem, glamming up the story with fast cars, hip-hop and lots more women than the original …Sara Stewart
sometimes used with out
"I don't bother with getting glammed out with fancy stuff like I used to. Now I look for all the bootleg Aerosmith T-shirts, cut all the cool stuff off 'em and have Teresa or Lisa … make 'em into pants."Steven Tyler

Examples of glam in a Sentence

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Julianne Moore, Karen Elson, and British glam rockers the Struts will be on-hand for a special edition of the Soho Sessions concert series supporting Everytown for Gun Safety. Rolling Stone, 21 May 2024 Read more Photo of the day: All the glam at Cannes The glam (and edgy fashion) of Cannes is back! Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for glam 

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Word History



short for glamour or glamorous


derivative of glam entry 1

First Known Use


1961, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glam was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Glam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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