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gammon

play
noun gam·mon \ 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 and Etymology of gammon

assimilated form of earlier gambon, borrowed from Anglo-French gamboun, jaumbeun, from gambe, jambe "hock of a horse, leg" + -on, diminutive or particularizing suffix, going back to Latin -ō, -ōn-, suffix of persons with a prominent feature — more at jamb


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gammon

noun

Definition of gammon

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

Origin and Etymology of gammon

probably shortened from backgammon


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gammon

verb

Definition of gammon

transitive verb
:to beat by scoring a gammon

Origin and Etymology of gammon

derivative of 2gammon


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gammon

verb

Definition of gammon

intransitive verb
1 :to talk gammon
transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of gammon

derivative of 5gammon


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gammon

noun

Definition of gammon

:talk intended to deceive

Origin and Etymology of gammon

argot word, earlier in sense "criminal accomplice who distracts a victim during a robbery," of uncertain origin



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