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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡæmi/
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  • Rhymes: -æmi

Etymology 1[edit]

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


gammy (comparative gammier, superlative gammiest)

  1. Injured, or not functioning properly (with respect to legs).
    I have got a gammy leg, and can't walk far.
    • 2005, Siobhan Roberts, John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician, in: The Guardian, July 23rd 2015
      In spring 2009, three years after he suffered a stroke that spared him intellectually but left him with a cane and a gammy right side, Conway delivered a six-part lecture series on his latest brainchild: The Free Will Theorem, devised with his Princeton colleague Simon Kochen.

Etymology 2[edit]



gammy (plural gammies)

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

Etymology 3[edit]



gammy (plural gammies)

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