Definition of hambone in English:


Line breaks: ham|bone
Pronunciation: /ˈhambəʊn


North American informal
  • An inferior actor or performer, especially one who uses a spurious black accent.
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    • Yet Streep stomps on them all like she's Godzilla, delivering one of the great hambone performances of our time.
    • Pity the quality English actors who took double scale to do a movie that they hoped would make them more bankable and even the never-before-seen hambones who got paid in Skittles.
    • You'll forget the hambone goofy stutter steps and the ‘grab my hand and I'll pull you up the cliff!’ clichés that stud its giant girth.

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