shammy

[ sham-ee ]
/ ˈʃæm i /

noun, plural sham·mies, verb, sham·mied, sham·my·ing.

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Example sentences from the Web for shammy

  • Here was the "shammy," and if he would excuse her, she would make up her rolls.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards
  • Josiah iled up the old double harness and washed the democrat off and rubbed it down with shammy skin till it shone like glass.

    Samantha at Coney Island|Marietta Holley
  • That's what I have decided to call my shammy when I get him because he will wiggle.

British Dictionary definitions for shammy

shammy
/ (ˈʃæmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

informal another word for chamois (def. 3) Also called: shammy leather

Word Origin for shammy

C18: variant, influenced by the pronunciation, of chamois
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