gammy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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 2[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

gammy ‎(plural gammies)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

gammy ‎(plural gammies)

  1. (Scotland, slang, vulgar) A blowjob; fellatio.