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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jamz]
    • /dʒæmz/
    • /dʒæm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jamz]
    • /dʒæmz/

Definitions of jams word

  • noun jams a preserve of whole fruit, slightly crushed, boiled with sugar: strawberry jam. 1
  • verb with object jams to press, squeeze, or wedge tightly between bodies or surfaces, so that motion or extrication is made difficult or impossible: The ship was jammed between two rocks. 1
  • verb with object jams to bruise or crush by squeezing: She jammed her hand in the door. 1
  • verb with object jams to fill too tightly; cram: He jammed the suitcase with clothing. 1
  • verb with object jams to press, push, or thrust violently, as into a confined space or against some object: She jammed her foot on the brake. 1
  • verb with object jams to fill or block up by crowding; pack or obstruct: Crowds jammed the doors. 1

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Origin of jams

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70; by shortening

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Jams


jams popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for jams

noun jams

  • jammies — pajamas.
  • pajamas — night clothes consisting of loose-fitting trousers and jacket.
  • pjs — pajamas.
  • bathing costume — A bathing costume is a piece of clothing that is worn for swimming, especially by women and girls.
  • two-piece — having or consisting of two parts or pieces, especially two matching pieces of a clothing ensemble: a two-piece bathing suit.

Antonyms for jams

noun jams

  • advantages — A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.
  • benefits — The benefits of a life or medical insurance policy are the money that it pays out.
  • contentments — Plural form of contentment.
  • pleasures — the state or feeling of being pleased.
  • successes — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.

verb jams

  • helps — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of help.

Top questions with jams

  • how to make jams?

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