gammer

noun
gam·​mer | \ ˈga-mər How to pronounce gammer (audio) \

Definition of gammer

archaic
: an old woman — compare gaffer

First Known Use of gammer

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gammer

phonetic reduction of godmother (with initial vowel perhaps from grandmother)

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“Gammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gammer. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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