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gammer

[ gam-er ]
/ ˈgæm ər /
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noun British Archaic.
an old woman.
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Origin of gammer

1565–75; contraction of godmother; cf. gaffer
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British Dictionary definitions for gammer

gammer
/ (ˈɡæmə) /

noun
rare, mainly British a dialect word for an old woman: now chiefly humorous or contemptuousCompare gaffer (def. 1)

Word Origin for gammer

C16: probably alteration of godmother or grandmother
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