EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JAM

Treacle, you hear: and for that matter, Martha has no jam to give!

You may make a charlotte with any sort of jam, marmalade, or fruit jelly.

Before he could recover, the second or tail section of the jam started to pull.

But they ate so much of the bread and butter and jam and cream that they could not eat the cake.

Spread one half of them with jam, and lay the others on the top.

Spread the jam at the bottom, and lay on it the sponge cakes, cut in halves.

Beat the eggs with the milk and sugar, and pour over the jam.

Spread it with the jam, and roll up in the form of a bolster.

These may be served with jam, treacle, butter and sugar, or with a sweet sauce.

It is an improvement to put some jam at the bottom of the dish.

WORD ORIGIN

"to press tightly," also "to become wedged," 1706, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of champ (v.). Of a malfunction in the moving parts of machinery, by 1851. Sense of "cause interference in radio signals" is from 1914. Related: Jammed; jamming. The adverb is recorded from 1825, from the verb.

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