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Friday, April 21, 2017

Definitions for jammy

  1. British Informal. very lucky.
  2. British Informal. pleasant; easy; desirable: He has a jammy job.

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Citations for jammy
At five to, I pulled into Charlotte Street and was jammy enough to find a vacant meter right outside the back door. Paul Brandon, Swim the Moon, 2001
They were only a floor up, and they had been able to get out a different way from the one they came in, a route they hadn't planned or checked. They might not be so jammy in the future. Christopher Brookmyre, Country of the Blind, 1997
Origin of jammy
1850-1855
Jammy entered English in the mid-1800s. It is related to the idioms to have jam on it “to have something easy,” real jam or pure jam, “something easy or pleasant.”
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