Variant of sham
- Obsolete a trick or fraud
- an imitation that is meant to deceive; counterfeit
- a hypocritical action, deceptive appearance, etc.
- a person who is not what he or she pretends to be; fraud; impostor
- ☆ pillow sham
Origin: probably ; from northern Eng dialect, dialectal variant, variety of shame
not genuine or real; false, counterfeit, pretended, etc.
to pretend to be what one is not