U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

BAM

A pejorative term for a Woman Marine (background) broad-assed Marine. Never used much in the presence of female Marines. Women Marine recruits in the 1960s, when it was most used, were taught that the letters meant “Beautiful American Marine”. Known to have been used as early as World War II. It fell out of use in the late 20th Century.


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