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HAM

adverb; acronym for "hard as a mother fucker"
Always accompanying the verb ‘to go’. This combination means to perform an action in a very intense and vigorous manner: almost in an over-the-top fashion. It is usually used in a good sense ie. to perform the action well. It may represent many different actions. For example, going HAM on food is to eat a lot of it quickly, while going HAM on a project is to do an excellent job on it.
 
“I am so hungry! I’m about to go HAM on this pizza!”
Etymology : HAM is an acronym for hard as a mother fucker. From hard (adv.) from hardly (adv.) c.1200, "in a hard manner, with great exertion or effort," from Old English heardlic "stern, severe, harsh; bold, warlike". Also, from mother fucker (n.), compound of mother (n.) + fucker (n.). Mother from Old English modor "female parent" from Proto-Germanic *mothær from PIE *mater- "mother". Fucker from Modern English fuck (v.) + -er. The origin of fuck is difficult to trace due to its vulgarity, causing it to be taboo. Some speculate that it has Scottish and therefore Scandinavian origins, appearing as Norwegian fukka "copulate" or Swedish focka "copulate, strike, push," and fock "penis". [etymonline]
Source : I first heard it from a friend in 2011. Many people say that it debuted in Kanye West and Jay-Z’s song “H.A.M.”
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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