Definition of gammy in English:

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gammy

Pronunciation: /ˈɡami/

adjective (gammier, gammiest)

British informal
(Especially of a leg) unable to function normally because of injury or chronic pain: he had a gammy leg, it had steel in it or something
More example sentences
  • It's like one of those animals that pretends to be a tiny cute blind lamb with a gammy leg in order to sneak up on other lambs, then reveals itself to be a ten-foot-tall murderous roaring monster in sheep's clothing.
  • I'm cursing my suddenly gammy leg for keeping me at home.
  • White Wells is an historic spa pool on Ilkley Moor where, it is rumoured, a shepherd once had his gammy leg cured by the pure mooorland stream.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in the sense 'bad, false'): dialect form of game2.

Words that rhyme with gammy

chamois, clammy, Grammy, hammy, jammy, mammae, mammee, Miami, ramie, rammy, Sammy, shammy, whammy

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