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.
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