gammy

adjective
gam·my | \ˈga-mē \

Definition of gammy 

British

: lame, game

First Known Use of gammy

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gammy

of uncertain origin

Note: A connection with game entry 4 is not well-motivated derivationally or phonetically. Also compared with regional French gambi, cambi "lame, bow-legged," though the late date of the word does not favor borrowing from such a source. The use of the word in English dialects to mean "clumsy" or "left-handed" (Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, also gammy-handed) suggests that a word of different origin and meaning may have been influenced by game entry 4.

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