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Hampster vs. Hamster: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 6, 2023
"Hampster" is an incorrect spelling. "Hamster" is the correct spelling, referring to a small burrowing rodent kept as a pet.

Which is correct: Hampster or Hamster

How to spell Hamster?

Hampster is Incorrect

Hamster is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember that a hamster has no "p"; just like a ham sandwich.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 08, 2023
Hamsters are small, so their name should be shorter - drop the "p".
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Sep 08, 2023
Think of "ham", a common food, followed by "ster".
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Sep 08, 2023
Recall that "hamster" rhymes with "campster", but without the "camp".
Janet White
Sep 08, 2023
Associate it with the phrase, "Hamsters love to ham it up without the 'p'."
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Sep 08, 2023
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Hamster Definitions

A mammal that often runs on wheels in captivity.
The hamster spent hours on its exercise wheel.
Harlon Moss
Sep 08, 2023
A creature with cheek pouches used for storing food.
I watched the hamster stuff his cheeks with seeds.
Sara Rehman
Sep 08, 2023
A small burrowing rodent, often kept as a pet.
My daughter has a pet hamster named Muffin.
Janet White
Sep 08, 2023
A nocturnal animal that belongs to the rodent family.
The hamster is active primarily during the night.
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Sep 08, 2023
A popular choice for children wanting a first pet.
Many kids prefer a hamster because they're easy to care for.
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Sep 08, 2023
A small Eurasian rodent of the subfamily Cricetinae, especially Mesocricetus auratus, having large cheek pouches and a short tail and often kept as a pet or used in laboratory research.
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Dec 13, 2022
Any of various Old-World rodent species belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.
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Dec 13, 2022
Especially, the golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, and the dwarf hamsters of genus Phodopus, often kept as a pet or used in scientific research.
The hamster stuffed his puffy cheeks with food.
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Dec 13, 2022
Other rodents of similar appearance, such as the maned hamster or crested hamster, Lophiomys imhausi, mouse-like hamsters of genus Calomyscus, and the white-tailed rat (Mystromys albicaudatus).
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Dec 13, 2022
(ambitransitive) To secrete or store privately, as a hamster does with food in its cheek pouches.
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Dec 13, 2022
A small European rodent (Cricetus frumentarius). It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations. Hamsters are commonly kept as a pets.
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Dec 13, 2022
Short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches
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Dec 13, 2022

FAQs

What is the root word of Hamster?

The term originates from the German word “hamstern”.
Janet White
Sep 08, 2023

What is the verb form of Hamster?

Hamster is primarily a noun, and there isn't a widely-accepted verb form derived from it.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Hamster?

Hamster is pronounced as /ˈhæmstər/.
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Sep 08, 2023

Which vowel is used before Hamster?

The vowel "a" is used before Hamster.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the plural form of Hamster?

The plural form is "hamsters".
Aimie Carlson
Sep 08, 2023

Which preposition is used with Hamster?

Prepositions like "of", "with", "for", and "in" can be used with "hamster", depending on the context.
Janet White
Sep 08, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Hamster?

No specific conjunction is inherently linked with "hamster". The conjunction depends on the sentence structure and context.
Sara Rehman
Sep 08, 2023

Is Hamster an abstract noun?

No, hamster is a concrete noun.
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Sep 08, 2023

Is Hamster an adverb?

No, hamster is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Sep 08, 2023

Why is it called Hamster?

The name "hamster" comes from the German word “hamstern”, which means "to hoard", referring to their habit of storing food.
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Sep 08, 2023

Is Hamster a collective noun?

No, hamster is not a collective noun.
Sara Rehman
Sep 08, 2023

What is the singular form of Hamster?

Hamster itself is the singular form.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the second form of Hamster?

Hamster doesn't have verb forms. The noun remains "hamster" regardless of tense.
Sara Rehman
Sep 08, 2023

Which article is used with Hamster?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "hamster", depending on the context.
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Sep 08, 2023

How do we divide Hamster into syllables?

Ham-ster.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Hamster?

The stressed syllable is "ham".
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the opposite of Hamster?

There isn't a direct opposite for "hamster" as it's a specific animal.
Harlon Moss
Sep 08, 2023

Which determiner is used with Hamster?

Determiners like "the", "this", "that", "my", "our", etc., can be used with "hamster".
Harlon Moss
Sep 08, 2023

What is the first form of Hamster?

The term "hamster" doesn't have verb forms like regular verbs. As a noun, its singular form is "hamster".
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the third form of Hamster?

Again, as a noun, hamster doesn't have a third form like verbs do.
Janet White
Sep 08, 2023

Is Hamster a noun or adjective?

Hamster is primarily a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 08, 2023

Is Hamster a vowel or consonant?

The term "hamster" contains both vowels and consonants.
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Sep 08, 2023

Is the word Hamster imperative?

No, hamster is not in the imperative form.
Harlon Moss
Sep 08, 2023

What part of speech is Hamster?

Hamster is a noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 08, 2023

What is another term for Hamster?

A synonym for hamster could be "rodent" in some contexts, though it's broader in meaning.
Sara Rehman
Sep 08, 2023

How is Hamster used in a sentence?

"She bought a new cage for her hamster."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 08, 2023

Is Hamster a negative or positive word?

Hamster is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Harlon Moss
Sep 08, 2023

Is the Hamster term a metaphor?

On its own, "hamster" is not a metaphor, though it can be used metaphorically in certain contexts, like "hamster wheel" to signify repetitive, endless tasks.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 08, 2023

How many syllables are in Hamster?

There are two syllables in "hamster".
Aimie Carlson
Sep 08, 2023

Is Hamster a countable noun?

Yes, hamster is a countable noun.
Harlon Moss
Sep 08, 2023
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