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noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. An autocrat or dominant critic, especially w:Samuel Johnson, Samuel Johnson.
    • 2007: The Tonsons ... would publish Johnson's Shakespeare only by subscription, obliging the Great Cham to sell copies well ahead of publication " Michael Dobson, "For his Nose was as sharpe as a Pen", London Review of Books 29:9, p. 3
    • 1997: "Sitting at a table, drinking Ale, observing the Mist thro" the Window-Panes, Mason forty-five, the Cham sixty-four." " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
Etymology: chamFrench, cham < (Turk.) ÄÄn "khan".


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