- disabled; lame: a gammy leg.
Origin of gammy
1830–40; orig. dial., perhaps < dialectal French; compare Normandy dial. gambier having bad legs, gambie lame, Middle French gambi bent, crooked, all ultimately derivative of Late Latin gamba; see jamb1
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Examples from the Web for gammy
But the risks of going to Thailand were well-established prior to the Gammy case.
On Tuesday night, the Thai military raided the IVF clinic where Chanbua was impregnated with Gammy and his twin.
The Farnells were told Gammy was going to die within a day and Chanbua wanted to give him a traditional Thai funeral.
All those words derived from gammy are inserted in the dictionary as from the North country.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- British slang (esp of the leg) malfunctioning, injured, or lame; gameUS equivalent: gimpy
C19: from Shelta gyamyath bad, altered form of Irish cam crooked; see game ²
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