Last modified on 21 June 2014, at 18:08

bammy

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Apparently a dialectal form of barmy.

AdjectiveEdit

bammy (comparative bammier, superlative bammiest)

  1. (Scotland, slang) Crazy.
    • 1992, James Kelman, "Let the Wind Blow High Let the Wind Blow Low", Some Recent Attacks, p. 86:
      Those who persist are shown up as perverse, slightly bammy, crackpots – or occasionally as unpatriotic.
    • 2009, Frankie Boyle, My Shit Life So Far, HarperCollins 2010, p. 183:
      He was quite a bammy Glasgow guy who had hit on the idea of playing a Tolkienesque character who could turn things to mud with his magical finger.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bammy (plural bammies)

  1. Jamaican cassava flatbread.

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Scottish form of barmy.

AdjectiveEdit

bammy (comparative bammier, superlative bammiest)

  1. crazy, barmy, mental
    • 1999, David Armstrong, The First Teenagers, p. 22:
      He ran tae the windae, threw it open and clambered oot ontae the sill. Ah thought he'd gone bammy...ye know, right aff his heid!