gammy

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Origin obscure and uncertain. Possibly from English dialectal (North Midlands) game (lame, adj), or from the Irish cam (bent), by way of Shelta. Compare also Old Provençal gambi (lame, limping), related to Old Provençal gamba (leg) (see also French jambe (leg)).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gammy (not comparable)

  1. Injured, or not functioning properly (with respect to legs).
    I have got a gammy leg, and can't walk far.

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation.

NounEdit

gammy (plural gammies)

  1. (colloquial) grandmother
    Had our beloved gammy lost it?

Etymology 3Edit

Unclear. Perhaps from the same Irish word as gam (injured).

NounEdit

gammy (plural gammies)

  1. (Scotland, slang, vulgar) A blowjob; fellatio.
Last modified on 15 November 2013, at 03:55