Top Definition
An unsavoury person

An asshole
Shut it ya mad bamstick!
von madtamski 7. September 2004
Chiefly Scottish slang for a mad person, lunatic, or someone who displays such tendencies, often verging on being dangerous to the general public.
That Charlie Sheen is a complete bamstick.
von macstu23 12. März 2011
An object that can be brought down upon your enemies when you want to totally flip out.
"I am so pissed that I am going to totally whup out the Bam Stick on your ass."
von Windsor 14. März 2003
Also, exclamation to be yelled when totally flipping out on someone.
"BAMSTICK! I just WHOOPED your ass!"
von Swan 8. Mai 2003
It is a Scottish word exactly similar to nutjob or bampot - person displaying wild and violent behaviour which is often irrational and beyond what the situation should call for.

The word bamstick is now archaic and is rarely heard these days, perhaps still used by some old pensioners. It is often now shortened to "bam".

It came from a time when working class people in the housing schemes mostly in Glasgow in Scotland would attempt at all times to be perceived as being "hard" - a bit like the latin machismo.

The ultimate state to be reached in hardness was to be completely mental - you would be more violent and irrational than everyone else - people would then say "he's a complete bamstick".

The bamstick himself would often exclaim such things as "I'm pure mental", "I'm mad mental wullie frae the winey" (winey being wine alley in Govan).

Most of the similar terms as shown above for a bamstick were never used in this way- especially not "asshole" which is american for arsehole". One would never call a bamstick an arsehole or any similar words unless well out of earshot.
there's a pure bamstick in the street doon there challenging every body with a sythe
von pickledresponsibility 3. November 2015

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