verb (used with object), ban·died, ban·dy·ing.
noun, plural ban·dies.
Origin of bandy
Examples from the Web for 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|Lennox Samuels|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Jay Michaelson|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Newspapers howled, Congress investigated, and the “I” word, impeachment, was bandied about.The Taxonomy of Scandals: Is Obama Nearing a Breaking Point?|Lloyd Green|May 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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?|Christine Pelisek|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fewer than 24 hours before voting begins, confusion reigns and contradictory information is bandied about.Could Hugo Chávez Really Lose Venezuela’s Election?|Boris Muñoz|October 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 1885 I attended them for the last time, and bandied quips with a famous special correspondent.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
He knew I was not a shuttlecock, to be bandied about at pleasure.
The horrible thing was that her name had already been bandied about from a ruffian's lips.Judith of Blue Lake Ranch|Jackson Gregory
The child, who was but seven years of age, was bandied to and fro like a shuttlecock between rival adventurers.A Short History of Scotland|Andrew Lang
And then again, how could the love of a girl like Clara Desmond be bandied to and fro at the will of any suitor or suitors?Castle Richmond|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for bandied
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died (tr)
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for bandy
Word Origin and History for bandied
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).