gammer

noun

gam·​mer ˈga-mər How to pronounce gammer (audio)
archaic
: an old woman compare gaffer

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gammer was in 1575

Dictionary Entries Near gammer

Cite this Entry

“Gammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gammer. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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