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gam

noun \ ˈgam \

Definition of gam

slang
: leg

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Origin and Etymology of gam

originally in British underworld argot, probably going back to Lingua Franca gamba "leg," going back to Italian, going back to Late Latin — more at jamb

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gam

noun

Definition of gam

1 : a visit or friendly conversation at sea or ashore especially between whalers
2 : a school of whales

Origin and Etymology of gam

perhaps short for 5gammon

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gam

verb

Definition of gam

gammed; gamming
: to engage in a gam (see 2gam 1)
1 : to have a gam with (see 2gam 1)
2 : to spend or pass (time) talking

Origin and Etymology of gam

derivative of 2gam

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