gammy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin obscure and uncertain. Possibly from the English dialectal (North Midlands) adjective game (lame), 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.