jam - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a sweet sticky food made from boiled fruit and sugar that is usually spread onto bread

    a jar of jam

    a jam tart

  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] a difficult situation
  3. 3
    [countable] a long line of vehicles that are not moving, or are moving very slowly
  4. 4
    [countable] an occasion when a machine does not work because something prevents its parts from moving

    a paper jam in the printer

  5. 5
    [countable] informal a jam session
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  6.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    not someone's jam not something that you enjoy or are interested in

    You know what's not my jam? People doing nothing.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/04/2017