gammer

gammer

[gam-er]
noun British Archaic.
an old woman.

Origin:
1565–75; contraction of godmother; cf. gaffer

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gammer (ˈɡæmə)
 
n
rare chiefly (Brit) Compare gaffer a dialect word for an old woman: now chiefly humorous or contemptuous
 
[C16: probably alteration of godmother or grandmother]

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gammer
"old woman," 1575, contraction of grandmother (see gaffer).
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