ham actor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ham actor an unskilled actor who overacts
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Bunn, an actor of the kind styled "Hams", was in like case.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Sea" by Laura Lee Hope
Ham-actors in Richard the Third would have made it look tame.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
What had the old man said about ham actors a little while back?
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
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In news:

The actors are all hamming it up, and the rock of the bombastic '80s was made to be played on a big screen.
He's a big crowd-pleasing actor, a great big delightful ham.
There are good movies, bad movies, honorable failures, good movies that indifferent audiences turn into flops and bad movies that smart publicists and ham actors turn into hits with bookings on Jay Leno.
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