bandy

[ ban-dee ]
/ ˈbæn di /

verb (used with object), ban·died, ban·dy·ing.

to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take; trade; exchange: to bandy blows; to bandy words.
to throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
to circulate freely: to bandy gossip.

adjective

(of legs) having a bend or crook outward; bowed: a new method for correcting bandy legs.

noun, plural ban·dies.

Origin of bandy

1570–80; perhaps < Spanish bandear to conduct, bandy, orig. help, serve as member of a band of men. See band1

Related forms

ban·di·ness, noun
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bandy

/ (ˈbændɪ) /

adjective -dier or -diest

verb -dies, -dying or -died (tr)

noun plural -dies

Word Origin for bandy

C16: probably from Old French bander to hit the ball back and forth at tennis
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