Slang 'Ham'

Gint Gaidamas ly2yr at QRZ.LT
Thu Jan 19 18:43:26 UTC 2012


I have a question if anyone can explain the origin of the sports slang HAM?
Why is it written in Capital letters?
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Spoting slang

Origin by William H. Nugent

Slang of the stage;words=Actors+ham?date1=1870&rows=20&searchType=advanced&proxdistance=5&date2=1885&ortext=&proxtext=&phrasetext=ham+actor&andtext=&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=1

Origin of Ham-fatter

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