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Friday, April 21, 2017

Definitions for jammy

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

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Citations for jammy
At five to, I pulled into Charlotte Street and was jammy enough to find a vacant meter right outside the back door. Paul Brandon, Swim the Moon, 2001
They were only a floor up, and they had been able to get out a different way from the one they came in, a route they hadn't planned or checked. They might not be so jammy in the future. Christopher Brookmyre, Country of the Blind, 1997
Origin of jammy
Jammy entered English in the mid-1800s. It is related to the idioms to have jam on it “to have something easy,” real jam or pure jam, “something easy or pleasant.”