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Word of the Day

October 01, 2000

Amster: A person who tries to drum up business outside a sideshow. "Amsterdam ram" is a British expression for the same type of showman.

Proper usage: "With all these tourists in Sydney, the amsters are out in force."

Improper usage: "Oh, no! I've been in Sydney for two weeks and I forgot to feed my amster!"

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