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noun     sham pronunciation in American English
/ʃæm/
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  1. 1
    [singular] something that people pretend is good, serious, or honest but is really not
  2. 2
    [singular] someone who tricks people by claiming they are something that they are not
  3. 3
    [countable] American a cover used for decoration on a pillow
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