There are 3 definitions of bandy in English:

bandy1

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Pronunciation: /ˈbandi
 
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adjective (bandier, bandiest)

(also bandy-legged)
  • 1(Of a person’s legs) curved outwards so that the knees are wide apart: she had bent, slightly bandy legs
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    • Back then, the pale, scrawny 14-year-old with bandy legs and crooked teeth was as far removed from the healthy, sporty look epitomised by Cindy Crawford and Elle MacPherson as you could get.
    • His hips and his bandy legs, which seem unusually long from knee to ankle, move with a stiffness which suggests that his joints are about to seize up.
    • He's a skinny little hillbilly Jesus with bandy legs and close-set eyes and a clever, foxy face.
  • 1.1(Of a person) having bandy legs: he was short, bandy, and obese
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    • But come showtime it'll be buzzing and Sylla, as he ambles towards me on the pitchside track, cuts an impressive (if slightly bandy - legged) figure.
    • I'm all stiff and bandy legged, like a pensioner.
    • With his cane, his downcast eyes, and bandy legged gait, he is the antithesis of Hollywood muscle-bound steroid cases.

Origin

late 17th century: perhaps from obsolete bandy 'curved stick used in hockey'.

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There are 3 definitions of bandy in English:

bandy2

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Pronunciation: /ˈbandi
 
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verb (bandies, bandying, bandied)

[with object] (usually be bandied about/around)

Phrases

bandy words

Argue pointlessly or rudely: I’m not going to bandy words with you
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  • Do not bandy words in your insolence with the Mouth of Sauron!
  • Tired of bandying words with this charlatan, I allow my fury to seep into my eyes.
  • Unable to bandy words any longer, he took the phone away from his ear and hit the ‘end’ button, then placed the phone carefully back in its cradle on the desk.
Synonyms
exchange, swap, trade, interchange, barter, reciprocate, pass back and forth, give and take

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'pass a ball to and fro'): perhaps from French bander 'take sides at tennis', from bande 'band, crowd' (see band2).

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bandy3

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Pronunciation: /ˈbandi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A form of hockey played on a field or on ice with a ball and large curved sticks.
  • 1.1 [count noun] (plural bandies) The curved stick used in the game of bandy.

Origin

late 17th century: perhaps from bandy2.

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