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Another word would be whore or slut. Refers to a horny specimen who is "up for it".
Have you had sex with a Sham?... Hell yeah who hasn't?
by Cinders17 March 26, 2011
Something that is a joke or a lie.
The American two-party political system is a sham.
by d;slfsdlk;fj November 08, 2003
Most commonly found in Ireland, but developing a popular growth amongst the U.K, the term places immediate reference to the dichotomy found in youth culture - between the shams and the moshers.

Whilst moshers listen to metal music and wear band shirts, keep to themselves and often have long hair, shams like hip hop and rap, wear white sports brand or designer clothes and like to cause trouble.

Shams believe they are adonises and carry themselves with an instantly recognisable gait, likened to that of a pidgeon, in which the shoulders move prominently with each step.

Shams (esp. in Galway and Cork) have a very strong and unique accent, and even a dialect.
Utilising words such as "mace" for "steal" and "beur" for girl they speak with a very nasal and somewhat whiny tone.

Many shams believe they are gangster and indeed some, albeit very few, are. Most try to pass it off in a haze of puffy coats, spoken threats and supposedly impressive references to "fiddy" who was "shat niine tyymz".

Shams take personal pride in being a sham, despite everyone else viewing them with contempt and disregard for their borish and antisocial behavior, and they flaunt their unfortunate vernacular and walk as one would an expensive watch.

They usually dont travel alone but move in groups of 2 or 3 or more, praying on people who are alone to antagonise and bully them. To teens without experience this can indeed be threatening and scary, but once past a certain age they realise what a load of shit shams really are, and once stood up to, the shams will back away.

Shams should be viewed with caution and never approached, but should not be feared.
Sham: ayyyy boss i saw you givin mee the aul queer eye. you wanna baytin?

Mosher: uh no.

Sham: aay you givin mee cheeek eyy? ill fuckin braayk yar faayce

Mosher: get the fuck away from me or ill fucking ram your pussy necklace down your throat

Sham: ooohh haard boy aaay??? ill get mee cuzzin on youu ya moshery scum
*leaves and doesnt return*
by Otto Wicks-Green April 01, 2007
Someone from a council housing estate in Irish towns. 99% of shams are inbred the other 1% are results of slut mothers. Male shams are usually seen in trackies, sweet pants or cheep jeans, Rebook or Umbro trainers and any kind of track jacket over a very metrosexual top, have spiked hair and are very pale. Female shams are nearly always orange in colour and think their good looking and to add to this wear very slutty clothes such as tube tops and mini skirts but when not trying to look sexy for their brothers/cousins/fathers (a lot of the time they're the same thing). Most shams only live to 40 and in their elderly years men are never seen outside the house and fuck their inbred grandchildren or are in jail, but most of the time male shams are dead by 31. Elderly female shams still try to look slutty with spray tan and tube tops but their hair has fallen out, be it because of over styling or inbred related and they nearly always put on a lot of weight. Shams most commonly drive Honda civics, Mitsubishis or Subarus with modified V-Tec engines and are scheduled to break down within four months.
Sham to English, Irish and Polish

Haw's at going sham-How's it going mate/Conas tá sé ag dul mo chara/Jak idzie mój przyjaciel
V-Tec lads-Cheap car engine that I love/Inneall gluaisteán saor go go breá liom/Tani silnik samochodu, że kocham
Fucking Paki, Black and Polish bastards stealing our jobs-I'll never get a job but I'll still rant about them being "stolen"/Ní rachaidh mé post a fháil ach beidh mé caint is ag comhrá go fóill mar gheall orthu a bheith "goidte"/Nigdy nie dostać pracy, ale ja wciąż rant o nich zostały "skradzione"
Speak English ya fucking foreign cunt-Sorry but I can't speak Irish/Tá brón orm ach ní féidir liom Gaeilge a labhairt/Przepraszam, ale nie mogę mówić Irlandzku
Me ma-My mother (can also be my sister since they're the same thing)/Mo mháthair (is féidir a bheith chomh maith mo dheirfiúr ó tá siad an rud céanna)/Moja matka (może być także moja siostra, ponieważ jest to ta sama rzecz)
by 44688jj4 September 09, 2012
sham 'ʃamɪ lɛgɪt
v. To twist, distort or crook the features, to make a wry face, to grimace.

Ulster Scots word used in towns such as Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush
Here sham gee her the haund
by Bamster007 November 18, 2011
Although this term is usually associated with the Irish slang for a lie (or similar), it also has it's own meaning in the drug world.

Sham was also the term used for marijuana, dipped in embalming fluid. The resulting product gave a hallucinogenic effect as in addition to those more commonly associated with "grass".

This product was common in the late 70's and early 80's before the rise of crack cocaine.
Mike: "Hey man, I saw this doco on the TV the other night about gangs in the 1980's..."
Dave: "Yeah, so?"
Mike: "The gang bangers used to sell and smoke sham. That's grass dipped in embalming fluid!"
Dave: "True!?"
by buckonz January 05, 2009
Slang for Party/Drunkenness/FUCKED UP
Shamin cheap ass Santa Barbara style!
by ghetto12li January 30, 2004