gammon

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1gam·mon

noun \ˈga-mən\

Definition of GAMMON

1
chiefly British :  ham 2
2
chiefly British
a :  a side of bacon
b :  the lower end of a side of bacon

Origin of GAMMON

Anglo-French gambon ham, from gambe, jambe leg, from Late Latin gamba — more at gambit
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with GAMMON

2gammon

noun

Definition of GAMMON

1
archaic :  backgammon
2
:  the winning of a backgammon game before the loser removes any men from the board

Origin of GAMMON

perhaps alteration of Middle English gamen game
First Known Use: circa 1734

3gammon

verb

Definition of GAMMON

transitive verb
:  to beat by scoring a gammon

First Known Use of GAMMON

1735

4gammon

verb

Definition of GAMMON

intransitive verb
1
:  to talk gammon
2
:  pretend, feign
transitive verb
:  deceive, fool

First Known Use of GAMMON

1789

5gammon

noun

Definition of GAMMON

:  talk intended to deceive

Origin of GAMMON

perhaps from argot to give (someone) gammon to distract a victim during a robbery
First Known Use: 1805

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