(noun, verb, interjection)


1. Representing a loud noise or heavy impact.

- The wind knocked the tree over last night. Bam! It nearly scared me to death.

2. Representing a sudden or abrupt occurrence.

- She said she dumped him. Now — bam! — they're back together.


1. an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003

Definition categories: location

2. a sudden very loud noise

Similar word(s): bang, blast, clap, eruption

Definition categories: event, noise


1. (obsolete, slang, slang, archaic) To impose on (someone) by a falsehood; to cheat.

2. (slang, archaic) To jeer or make fun of.