Adjective "ham" definition and examples

(Ham may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Salted or smoked meat from the upper part of a pig's leg.
  1. count noun 'a honey-baked ham'
  2. 'Other suspects are roast beef, ham, salami sticks, chicken legs and unpasteurised milk.'
  3. 'Why stop with just one meat when you can drown a pizza in pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, beef, and pork toppings?'
  4. 'Leeks, caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, Belgian ham, and cherry beer reductions are hints of home for Wiedmaier.'
  5. 'He missed real bacon, English sausages, home-cured ham and top quality pork pies and decided to do something about it.'
  6. 'The first thing out of the kitchen was a nice charcuterie platter decked with smoky pork rillettes and ribbons of fresh ham and prosciutto.'
  7. 'Cured meats like bacon, corned beef, ham and pastrami contain preservatives called nitrates that have been linked to stomach and colon cancers.'
  8. 'Try salty, spicy or smoked meats, such as ham, sausage, cold cuts or wieners.'
  9. 'I made this salad using the leftover ham and parsley I had on hand, and threw in some toasted hazelnuts for the added crunch and nuttiness.'
  10. 'Next day they can make their own salad plates with slices of salami, ham, sticks of cheese or hard-boiled eggs.'
  11. 'To be honest, the great bird, the roast ham and the sausage rolls have been a millstone round this cook's neck for longer than he cares to remember.'
The back of the thigh or the thighs and buttocks.
  1. 'Highlights were arms, chest and hams with standout poses being side chest (full length, a view that captures separated hamstrings) and back double biceps.'
  2. 'Deadlifts will carve detail into not just your lower back, but your glutes and hams as well, resulting in back poses that are far more striking than those of someone who ignores this vital exercise.'
  3. 'Try a variety of stretches to hit your glutes, hams, quads and adductors.'
  4. 'This low rep range is essential to developing the hams and glutes at the expense of unwanted bodyfat.'
  5. 'By doing a partial movement, I concentrate on the lumbar region and keep my glutes and hams from assisting.'
  6. 'Done on a roman chair or back-extension bench, this variation will bring focus to your hams and glutes rather than just your low back.'
  7. 'Alves' plan for his first Olympia was to be bigger and harder with more detail in his hams and glutes and, of course, to finish in the top 10.'
  8. 'Jog back down, then head back up, pumping your arms and pushing through your hams and glutes.'
  9. 'By using dumbbells and with a slight foot adjustment, your hams and glutes will reap the benefits of isolation.'
  10. 'He trained his hams and glutes twice a week, but rather than pounding them with the heavy basic movements he had used to build them up, he shaped them by going a touch lighter with more isolation movements.'

proper noun

(in the Bible) a son of Noah (Gen. 10:1), traditional ancestor of the Hamites.

    More definitions

    1. a cut of meat from the heavy-muscled part of a hog's rear quarter, between hip and hock, usually cured.

    2. that part of a hog's hind leg.

    3. the part of the leg back of the knee.

    4. Often, hams. the back of the thigh, or the thigh and the buttock together.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "prices can be ham."

    "bellies can be ham."


    (ham)Old English ham, hom (originally denoting the back of the knee), from a Germanic base meaning ‘be crooked’. In the late 15th century the term came to denote the back of the thigh, hence the thigh or hock of an animal.