Definition of jammy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒami/

adjective (jammier, jammiest)

1Covered with, filled with, or resembling jam: a jammy doughnut
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  • The meat was moist, the sage gravy excellent, the sage and onion stuffing light and moreish, the fondant potato to die for and the warm, clove-scented cranberry accompaniment more of a pleasurably tart compote than a jammy sauce.
  • For toddlers, there are special little ones for hands and faces, just in case you contemplate wiping a sibling's jammy fingers or pesto-smeared chops with a wipe designed for their baby brother's bottom.
  • The raspberry gateau was a Sixties tearoom job, layers of sponge and cream with chocolate hundreds and thousands, jammy goo and one defrosting raspberry bleeding into a rosette of cream.
2British informal Lucky: you always were a jammy beggar when it came to women
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  • Conventional wisdom also said that Liverpool would never be jammy enough to beat Juventus, Chelsea and Milan.
  • Mrs Dawes, 40, of Chandler's Ford, said: ‘She was always winning at bingo, she was very jammy like that.’
  • Only former Hibs player Murdo MacLeod left Falkirk with anything - the jammy so-and-so won the half-time draw and a fair wad of cash.

Words that rhyme with jammy

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

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