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gammer

[gam-er] /ˈgæm ər/
noun, British Archaic.
1.
an old woman.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; contraction of godmother; cf. gaffer
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gammer

/ˈɡæmə/
noun
1.
(rare, mainly Brit) a dialect word for an old woman: now chiefly humorous or contemptuous Compare gaffer (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: probably alteration of godmother or grandmother
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Word Origin and History for gammer
n.

"old woman," 1570s, contraction of grandmother (cf. gaffer).

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