gammy
adjective Etymology: perhaps from 4game Date: 1870 British lame, game

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gammy — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ (especially of a leg) unable to function normally because of injury or chronic pain. ORIGIN dialect form of GAME(Cf. ↑gamester) …   English terms dictionary

  • gammy — [gam′ē] adj. [altered < ? GAME2] [Brit. Informal] GAME2 …   English World dictionary

  • gammy — UK [ˈɡæmɪ] / US adjective Word forms gammy : adjective gammy comparative gammier superlative gammiest British old fashioned a gammy leg or knee is stiff and painful because of an illness or injury …   English dictionary

  • gammy — 1. adjective /ˈɡæmi/ Injured, or not functioning properly. I have got a gammy leg, and cant walk far. 2. noun /ˈɡæmi/ grandmother Had our beloved gammy lost it? …   Wiktionary

  • gammy — I Everyday English Slang in Ireland (a) shitty, a load of crap, useless II Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Oral sex, fellatio.Dae ye want a gammy wi ma teeth in or oot? III Cumbrian Dictionary (adj gammeey) rotten, rancid, festering e.g. He s… …   English dialects glossary

  • gammy — /gam ee/, adj., gammier, gammiest. Brit. Informal. disabled; lame: a gammy leg. [1830 40; orig. dial., perh. < dial. F; cf. Normandy dial. gambier having bad legs, gambie lame, MF gambi bent, crooked, all ult. deriv. of LL gamba; see JAMB1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gammy — gam|my [ˈgæmi] adj BrE old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: GAME2 2] a gammy leg or knee is injured or painful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gammy — adjective BrE old fashioned a gammy leg or knee is injured or painful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gammy — Adj. Injured, painful or septic. Usually applied to a body part. E.g. My leg s gone gammy since that fall last week …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • gammy — gam•my [[t]ˈgæm i[/t]] adj. mi•er, mi•est. Brit. Informal. brit. disabled; lame: a gammy leg • Etymology: 1830–40; perh. <game II …   From formal English to slang

  • gammy — /ˈgæmi / (say gamee) adjective Colloquial lame: a gammy leg. {British dialect; ? from French dialect; compare Normandy dialect gambie lame, from Late Latin gamba hoof} …   Australian English dictionary

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