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An overacting actor or a performance that is over-the-top. Often characterized by using too much volume when speaking, making theatrical gestures or overemphasizing big emotions. Hammy actors are not necessarily bad actors - what can be regarded as charismatic in one context can easily become hilarious in the wrong one. Brian Blessed, Vincent Price and William Shatner are prime examples of hammy actors. Can also be used as a verb: hamming.
Although doing his best to serve the film's low key atmosphere, Vincent Price can't help relapsing into his hammy mannerisms at times.

Within the bizarre world of Flash Gordon, Brian Blessed can pile on all of his hilariously charismatic overacting, without fear of being perceived as hammy.

Star Trek is in many respects a ground-breaking series in the genre of sci-fi, but decidedly marred by William Shatner's hamming.
by JO_Wass December 13, 2013
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A way of refering to ones hamstring/s.
My hammies are as sore as hell after that run.
by Jordan March 15, 2005
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A hammy is when you stuff ham in a paper towel tube and fuck it.
I’m going to make a Hammy tonight so it will be a while before I see you guys.
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A word used to describe someone that you cant forget. Someone who is always on your mind and someone you love very much.
Me and my Hammy went out for a walk.
by sannykhalils September 11, 2011
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A Dennys Dish that is often given with moons over it.
by xenocide42087 February 08, 2005
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A person or thing is defined as a 'Hammy' when they possess a large genitalia.
"I slept with this guy last night and he was definitely a Hammy, I'm still acheing this morning!
by Anonymous September 15, 2003
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