Main definitions of Bama in English

: Bama1Bama2

Bama1

noun

US
informal
  • 1Alabama (used especially with reference to the University of Alabama or its sports teams)

    ‘I don't think Bama's offence is that much of a threat’
    ‘the prettiest of all Bama lakes’
  • 2(in African-American usage) an unsophisticated or unfashionable person, specifically one who is a native or inhabitant of the rural American South.

    ‘I'm not one of those slow-minded, small-town bamas that you're used to dealing with’

Origin

1920s: abbreviation of Alabama.

Pronunciation

Bama

/ˈbamə/

Main definitions of Bama in English

: Bama1Bama2

Bama2

(also Pama)

noun

Australian
  • An Aborigine, especially one from northern Queensland.

    • ‘This entire north and eastern region of Australia, known as Far North Queensland, had been the home of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal peoples, or Bama, as the natives call themselves.’

Origin

From various north Queensland languages, literally ‘man’.

Pronunciation

Bama

/ˈbamə/