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To be a hero, does outrageous stunts and pranks, well like person
That kid just locked the teacher out of the class, what a shem
by Monto June 13, 2011

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In reference to a person. Equivalent of 'dude'. Began as 'sham' (N. Irish)
"'Right shem? What's the craic?"
"Gon ask that shem for a fag."
by SHARK-E September 17, 2005

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To pull a shem is to fake a suicide attempt on social media, thus causing a lot of ruckus in attempt to contact with the individual using the police or that persons legal guardians.
Person one: Shit dude, I think that jenkins is going to take his own life tonight!
Person two: Nah dude, he's just pulling a Shem.

Person one: Nothing means anything anymore.
Person two: Stop being such a shem.
by Cuubed October 10, 2014

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A handsome cute person someone will call him. Another way to call some one cute in Latin from the word Sem
You are such a Shem I love you
by Dr.Robert November 23, 2016

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To be a clown. Act like an idiot. To get kicked out of a bar or club
Ron your a shem, you left Shaf at the Greek.
by MBbbbbb March 28, 2008

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Sarcastic way to respond to a statement or to express regret at the way a situation turned out. Essentially "that's a shame" with an added sense of arrogance or lack of regard.
Person 1: "My dog died today"
Person 2: "Shem"

Person 1: "Oh no, I can't find my wallet"
Person 2: "What a shem"
by Marco Pierre April 01, 2012

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hebrew for "name". it's a ghetto term in yerushalayim used by all those yids of mine.
(singsongy) Ha shem is here, Ha shem is there, Ha shem is everywhere!
by terrell mateo May 14, 2003

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