gammy

gammy

[gam-ee]
adjective, gammier, gammiest. British Informal.
disabled; lame: a gammy leg.

Origin:
1830–40; orig. dial., perhaps < dialectal French; compare Normandy dial. gambier having bad legs, gambie lame, Middle French gambi bent, crooked, all ultimately derivative of Late Latin gamba; see jamb1

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

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