Pronounced: YAY-say-uhr, noun
Notes: You probably can guess this word; I found it interesting
The word lam means “to beat, slam, strike, or thrash”
This word came into English in the late 1500s
Background / Comments
I think I’ve run across this word in the “hard-boiled” type of detective fiction, but usually in past tense (“lammed”). Our word comes from an Old Norse word – lamdi, which is the past tense of lemja (to beat).