Hamfatter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hamfatter hăm"făt`tẽr A low-grade actor or performer; a ham.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hamfatter A term of contempt for an actor of a low grade, as a negro minstrel. Said to be derived from an old-style negro song called “The Ham-fat Man.”
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From a negro minstrel song called “The ham-fat, man.”

Usage

In literature:

We won't do a thing to the hamfatters!
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
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