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bandy

1bandy

verb ban·dy \ˈban-dē\
ban·diedban·dy·ing

Definition of BANDY

transitive verb
1
:  to bat (as a tennis ball) to and fro
2
a :  to toss from side to side or pass about from one to another often in a careless or inappropriate manner
b :  exchange; especially :  to exchange (words) argumentatively
c :  to discuss lightly or banteringly
d :  to use in a glib or offhand manner —often used with about <bandy these statistics about with considerable bravado — Richard Pollak>
3
archaic :  to band together
intransitive verb
1
obsolete :  contend
2
archaic :  unite

Examples of BANDY

  1. <bandied around the idea of going out to dinner for their anniversary>

Origin of BANDY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1577

2bandy

noun

Definition of BANDY

:  a game similar to hockey and believed to be its prototype

First Known Use of BANDY

1693

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, playbook, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

3bandy

adjective

Definition of BANDY

1
of legs :  bowed
2
:  bowlegged
ban·dy–legged \ˈban-dē-ˌlegd; ˌban-dē-ˈle-gəd, -ˈlā-\ adjective

Origin of BANDY

perhaps from 2bandy (hockey stick)
First Known Use: 1687

bandy

adjective ban·dy \ˈban-dē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BANDY

1
of legs :  bowed outward at or below the knee
2

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