verb (used with object), ban·died, ban·dy·ing.
noun, plural ban·dies.
- bandy legs,
Origin of bandy
Examples from the Web for bandy
Bandy Walker looked round on a circle of faces all unfriendly to him.
"But I did not come here to bandy words with you," she went on.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
Bidding me "good-evening," Bandy Tom puffed away at his pipe, and listened to what I was saying.The Call Of The South|Louis Becke
This Bandy Walker was a gunman and a rough-and-tumble fighter.
However, I made no reply; I would not bandy words with a raven.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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).