[ jam-ee ]

adjective,jam·mi·er, jam·mi·est.
  1. British Informal. very lucky.

  2. British Informal. pleasant; easy; desirable: He has a jammy job.

  1. covered or filled with jam: jammy doughnuts.

  2. tasting like or having the consistency of jam: a sweet and jammy wine that tastes like cooked berries;jammy soft-boiled eggs.

Origin of jammy

First recorded in 1850–55; apparently jam2 + -y1; compare the idioms to have jam on it “to have something easy”; real jam, pure jam “something easy or pleasant”

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British Dictionary definitions for jammy


/ (ˈdʒæmɪ) /

adjective-mier or -miest
  1. covered with or tasting like jam

  2. British slang lucky: jammy so-and-sos!

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