"balaam" Definition

  1. printers’ slang for matter kept in type about monstrous productions of nature, &c., to fill up spaces in newspapers that would otherwise be vacant. The term BALAAM-BOX has often been used as the name of a depository for rejected articles. Evidently from Scripture, and referring to the “speech of an ass.”

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Position in the dictionary: 84 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: bald-faced stag, bale up, ballambangjang., ballast, balmy, bamboozle, bandannah, banded, bandy, bang
Previous words in the dictionary: baker’s dozen, baked, bags, bagman, bag, baffaty, badminton, badger, bad words, bad lot

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