Top Definition
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
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
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
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
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
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
an abbriviation of fa shem
An Italian curse that means 'sperm of the devil'
Jamie Oliver Fa-shem
by bigmeuprudeboy September 11, 2003

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