• synonyms


or Sam·mie

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural Sam·mies.
  1. a male given name, form of Samuel.
  2. a female given name, form of Samantha.


  1. SamuelSammy, born 1968, U.S. baseball player, born in the Dominican Republic.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sammy

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for sammy


noun plural -mies
  1. informal (in South Africa) an Indian fruit and vegetable vendor who goes from house to house

Word Origin

C20: from the forename Sammy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sammy



British slang for "U.S. soldier in World War I," 1918, a reference to Uncle Sam.

A Sammie may be defined as an American soldier as he appears in an English newspaper or a French cinema. It is a name he did not invent, does not like, never uses and will not recognize. ["Stars & Stripes," March 29, 1918]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper