flam








noun

  1. a deception or trick.
  2. a falsehood; lie.

verb (used with or without object), flammed, flam·ming.

  1. to deceive; delude; cheat.

noun

  1. a drumbeat consisting of two notes in quick succession, with the accent on the second.

noun

  1. a falsehood, deception, or sham
  2. nonsense; drivel

verb flams, flamming or flammed

  1. (tr) to cheat or deceive

noun

  1. a drumbeat in which both sticks strike the head almost simultaneously but are heard to do so separately
n.

1630s, “sham story, fabrication” (n.); also “to deceive by flattery” (v.); see flim-flam.

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