Definition of bam exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bæm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæm//
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  1. 1used to represent the sound of a sudden loud hit or a gun being fired She pointed the gun at him and—bam!
  2. 2used to show that something happens very suddenly I saw him yesterday and—bam!—I realized I was still in love with him.
  3. Word Origin1920s: imitative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bam