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Irish slag
A resident of Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland.
Also, a word frequently used by residents of above town, usually meaning the same as American term "dude".
John's the biggest sham you'll ever see.

Sham! Long time no see.
by Shambert April 05, 2008
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Originally used in the U.S. Army to describe the act of pretending to work in order to avoid actually working.
"Specialist Little is the Sham Master. He can take 3 hours to wipe his ass and look busy the whole time."
by W. A. Rice October 29, 2004
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Irish slang (mostly used in the southern County of Cork, famous for its plethora of slang terms)

a "sham" is primarily the term used to describe a young male knacker, specifically the ones who walk around with a chip on thier shoulder, thinking they own everything in sight, and that they are the greatest thing on god's green earth

it can also be used to show genuine praise, much to the same affect as "the shit".
{insult}
Dave - " Check out the sham across the road "
Kevin - " what a twat ! "
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{praise}
"my new shoes are the sham"
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{sarcastic}
billy - " like my new top ? "
joe - " you look like a right sham... "
by Emperor Bubba April 05, 2005
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by Anonymous October 15, 2003
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Means The Sun in Arabic and Persian, also in some other languages derived from the two eg. Urdu.
Shams is looking real bright today.
by Lelouch1 December 24, 2014
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Something false used to deceive people; often used to steal money.
The "Free Vacation to Hawaii" that I receieved in my e-mail turned out to be a sham.
by Phil Errup October 20, 2004
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Don't go there ,it's full of shams
by p-mccusker October 24, 2006
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