sammy

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adjective

sam·​my
ˈsamē
1
dialectal : clammy, sodden
2
dialectal : watery

sammy

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verb

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variants or sammie
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sammied; sammied; sammying or sammieing; sammies

transitive verb

: to moisten (leather) before staking : sam

intransitive verb

: to make rough-tanned leather evenly moist throughout

sammy

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noun

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plural -es
dialectal, England

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

perhaps alteration of English dialect sam half-cooked, moist

Verb

alteration of sam

Noun

from Sammy, nickname for Samuel

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“Sammy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sammy. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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