shammy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From chamois with an initial sh to represent the sound /ʃ/ in English.

Noun[edit]

shammy (countable and uncountable, plural shammies)

  1. Chamois leather.
  2. A cloth made of this leather.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

shammy (third-person singular simple present shammies, present participle shammying, simple past and past participle shammied)

  1. (transitive) To clean with a chamois leather cloth.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

shammy (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Champagne.
    • 1892, Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches (page 53)
      Two smart-looking damsels have risked their lives on the top, and are sipping a glass of 'shammy' to keep up their spirits.