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flam Explained

flam at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flam at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "flam":
ballot-box stuffing, balls, baloney, beat, beguile of, bilk,
blague, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunco, bunk, bunkum, burn,
cardsharping, cheat, cheating, chisel, chouse, chouse out of,
claptrap, cock-and-bull story, cog, cog the dice, con, cozen,
cozenage, crap, crib, deception, defraud, diddle, diddling,
dishonesty, do in, do out of, dodge, euchre, exaggeration, eyewash,
fairy tale, fake, fakement, falsehood, falsity, farfetched story,
farrago, fib, fiction, finagle, fish story, fishy transaction,
fleece, flimflam, fob, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, fudge,
gammon, gerrymandering, ghost story, gouge, graft, grift, gull,
gyp, gyp joint, half-truth, have, hoax, hocus, hocus-pocus,
hogwash, hoke, hokum, hooey, humbug, humbuggery, illicit business,
imposition, imposture, jiggery-pokery, legal fiction, lie,
little white lie, mendacity, moonshine, mulct, pack the deal,
phony, pigeon, pious fiction, practice fraud upon, prevarication,
put-on, racket, rip-off, rook, scam, screw, sell, sell gold bricks,
sham, shave, shortchange, slight stretching, spoof,
stack the cards, stick, sting, story, swindle, take a dive, tale,
tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, thimblerig, throw a fight,
trumped-up story, untruth, victimize, white lie, yarn

Flam at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flam \Flam\ (fl[a^]m), n. [Cf. AS. {fle['a]m}, {fl[=ae]m},
flight. [root] 84 . Cf. {Flimflam}.]
A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory
pretext; deception; delusion. [Obs.]

A perpetual abuse and flam upon posterity. --South.

Flam \Flam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flammed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To deceive with a falsehood. [Obs.]

God is not to be flammed off with lies. --South.

flam at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » flám



17th century; from flim-flam,Flimflam / Claptrap, The Word Detective, 2009–04–13 itself perhaps from a dialectical word or Scandinavian; compare Old Norse Inter: term » flim||lampoon, mockery|lang=non.Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion.
    1. All pretences to the contrary are nothing but cant and cheat, flam and delusion. 1692


      Inter: trans-top » an illusory pretext; deception; delusion

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|измислица|f, Inter: t+ » bg|измама|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » flams|flamming|flammed
  • Inter: obsolet » e To deceive with a falsehood.
    1. : God is not to be flammed off with lies. — South.


      Inter: trans-top » To deceive with a falsehood.

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|измамвам

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m



    * FMLA


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=ca


    Inter: ca-noun » m
  • flan Inter: gloss » custard dessert

  • Volapük


    Inter: vo-nou » n
  • flame


    Inter: vo-decl-nou » n

  • Translation: de » flam
    Translation: eo » flam
    Translation: fr » flam
    Translation: ko » flam
    Translation: io » flam
    Translation: lt » flam
    Translation: mg » flam
    Category: nah:flam -
    Translation: pl » flam
    Translation: ta » flam
    Translation: te » flam
    Translation: tr » flam
    Translation: vi » flam
    Translation: vo » flam
    Translation: zh » flam

    flám at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: cs-noun » g=f
  • a bash


    Inter: cs-decl-noun-auto » mi|fl|á|m

  • Translation: fr » flám

    Flam at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: lb-noun » f
  • flame