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Etymology 1[edit]

jam +‎ -y


jammy (comparative jammier, superlative jammiest)

  1. Resembling jam in taste, texture, etc.
  2. Covered in jam.
    a child's jammy fingers
  3. (UK, colloquial, of a person) Lucky; especially undeservedly so.
    jammy bastard
    jammy sod
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jammy (plural jammies)

  1. (slang) A gun.
  2. (US, slang) A penis.
    • 1992, Ice Cube (lyrics and music), “It Was A Good Day”, in The Predator:
      I felt on her big fat fanny / Pulled out the jammy and killed the punanni

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. attributive form of jammies
    • 2002, Tracy Hogg, Melinda Blau, “Time-Busters: Sleep Deprivation, Separation Difficulties, and Other Problems That Steal Hours from Your Day”, in Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers, Random House, section “To Catch a Thief: Neil’s Story”, pages 243–244:
      [] I start pleading, ‘Come here.... Please put your jammy top on.... Let me finish dressing you.’ “At last, I’ve got the pajama top over his head, and he starts yelling, ‘Ouch! ouch!’
    • 2009, Liam McIlvanney, All the Colours of the Town, Faber and Faber, →ISBN, page 24:
      In the bedroom Elaine would have fixed the pillows and sat up, tugging open her jammy top.
    • 2009, Nicole Young, chapter 12, in Kiss Me If You Dare: A Patricia Amble Mystery, Revell, page 103:
      Blue cotton jammy bottoms poked out beneath a fastidious white terry robe.