|Ham n' Egger|
||what is meant by the phrase "He's a real Ham n'Egger"? or just "Ham n' Egger"?|
Lewis Joplin II
HAM-AND-EGG - adj. (perhaps an elaboration of 'ham,' n., 1) Orig. Boxing, unskillful; untalented. Also 'ham-and-bean.'...|
HAM-AND-EGGER - n. 1. Orig. Boxing. an amateur or semiprofessional boxer, esp. of mediocre skills (broadly) an oaf; palooka...
From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, H-O" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.