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Reduction of godmother or grandmother.

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gammer (plural gammers)

  1. (obsolete) An old woman.
    • 1845, Thomas Cooper, The Purgatory of Suicides, Book the Fourth, Stanza IX:
      If thou return not, Gammer o'er her pail
      Will sing in sorrow, 'neath the brinded cow,
      And Gaffer sigh over his nut-brown ale []

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