verb (used with object), ban·died, ban·dy·ing.
noun, plural ban·dies.
Origin of bandy
Synonyms for bandy
Related Words for bandiedcontend, squabble, disagree, quibble, dispute, quarrel, switch, lob, thrust, force, shove, fling, fire, hurl, deliver, drive, send, flip, start, lift
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Contemporary Examples of bandied
The term “reform” is bandied about by many, but few have submitted any viable, concrete proposals.Up to Speed: All You Need to Know About the Thai Coup
May 27, 2014
The definition of “substantial burden” has been bandied about for years by courts, with very different results.How Anti-Gay Will Mississippi’s ‘New’ Religious Freedom Bill Be?
March 11, 2014
Newspapers howled, Congress investigated, and the “I” word, impeachment, was bandied about.The Taxonomy of Scandals: Is Obama Nearing a Breaking Point?
May 27, 2013
But no one went through with the arson threats that were bandied about back then, says Cummins.Cleveland Wants to Burn Down Ariel Castro’s House. Should It Be?
May 13, 2013
Fewer than 24 hours before voting begins, confusion reigns and contradictory information is bandied about.Could Hugo Chávez Really Lose Venezuela’s Election?
October 6, 2012
Historical Examples of bandied
All the secrets and signs were bandied about and laughed at among the boys.In School and Out
They are quarrelling about the qualification, and angry words were bandied about.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)
Charles C. F. Greville
He bandied epithets with some of his hearers who interrupted him.
Recriminations were bandied between the noblesse and the Tiers tat.The Story of Paris
So the gospel and its Founder were bandied from tongue to tongue as a theme for unholy mirth.Amos Huntingdon
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died (tr)
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for bandy
1570s, "to strike back and forth," from Middle French bander, from root of band (n.2). The sense apparently evolved from "join together to oppose," to opposition itself, to "exchanging blows," then metaphorically, to volleying in tennis. Bandy (n.) was a 17c. Irish game, precursor of field hockey, played with curved a stick (also called a bandy), hence bandy-legged (1680s).