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gammy

(ˈɡæmɪ)
adj, -mier or -miest
slang Brit (esp of the leg) malfunctioning, injured, or lame; game. US equivalent: gimpy
[C19: from Shelta gyamyath bad, altered form of Irish cam crooked; see game2]

gam•my

(ˈgæm i)

adj. -mi•er, -mi•est. Brit. Informal.
disabled; lame: a gammy leg.
[1830–40; perhaps < game2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gammy - (British informal) sore or lame; "a gammy foot"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
Translations

gammy

[ˈgæmɪ] ADJ (Brit) → cojo

gammy

adj (Brit inf) → lahm

gammy

[ˈgæmɪ] adj (fam) (leg) → zoppo/a
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