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gammon

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noun gam·mon \ˈga-mən\

Definition of gammon

  1. 1 chiefly British :  ham 2

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



Origin and Etymology of gammon

Anglo-French gambon ham, from gambe, jambe leg, from Late Latin gamba — more at gambit


First Known Use: 15th century


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gammon

noun gam·mon

Definition of gammon

  1. 1 archaic :  backgammon

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



Origin and Etymology of gammon

perhaps alteration of Middle English gamen game


First Known Use: circa 1734


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gammon

verb gam·mon

Definition of gammon

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to beat by scoring a gammon



1735

First Known Use of gammon

1735


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gammon

verb gam·mon

Definition of gammon

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk gammon

  3. 2 :  pretend, feign

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  deceive, fool



1789

First Known Use of gammon

1789


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gammon

noun gam·mon

Definition of gammon

  1. :  talk intended to deceive



Origin and Etymology of gammon

perhaps from argot to give (someone) gammon to distract a victim during a robbery


First Known Use: 1805


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