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or Sammie

[sam-ee] /ˈsæm i/
noun, plural Sammies.
a male given name, form of Samuel.
a female given name, form of Samantha.


[soh-suh] /ˈsoʊ sə/
Samuel ("Sammy") born 1968, U.S. baseball player, born in the Dominican Republic. Unabridged
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  • Paddy had just cut a big tree, and it fell with a crash as Sammy came hurrying up.

    The Adventures of Paddy Beaver Thornton W. Burgess
  • The bread a Scotch farmer, and tenant of Sammy Marks, gave me yesterday.

    A Yeoman's Letters P. T. Ross
  • When Sammy pinned him down with a direct question, he let his bangs fall over his eyes, looked down at his feet, and went silent.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • If you'll agree to print some pieces that Sammy will write for you, I'll take your paper.

    Old Ebenezer Opie Read
  • In that bag were many things that Sammy considered precious as well as necessary articles of clothing.

British Dictionary definitions for Sammy


noun (pl) -mies
(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
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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
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