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



BrE BrE//ʃeɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃeɪm//
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(South African English) used to express sympathy, or to show that you like somebody/something Shame, she's so cute! Word Origin Old English sc(e)amu (noun), sc(e)amian ‘feel shame’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schamen (verb) and German Scham (noun), schämen (verb).