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!
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