I belong to the “Soccer Hater” demographic – middle-aged Republican crank with long, blonde hair and a great pair of gams.
I belong to the “Soccer Hater” demographic—middle-aged Republican crank with long, blonde hair and a great pair of gams.
gams, Zur Geschichte der spanischen Staatsinquisition, p. 34.
I suppose the Colonel goes down to the Ship Chandler's and gams with the old whaling captains.
The red row of marks along her gams, raw and terrible, sprang to his sight out of the darkness.
He is certainly the best of all the gams, and appears to be very liberal.
"legs," 1781, low slang, probably the same word as gamb "leg of an animal on a coat of arms" (1727) and ultimately from Middle English gamb "leg," from Old North French (see gammon). Now, in American English slang, especially with reference to well-formed legs of pretty women, but this was not the original sense.
A social visit; party (1893+)
[origin unknown; perhaps fr nautical use, ''a meeting of whaling ships at sea, with attendant talk and exchange of news'' found by 1850; perhaps fr 18th-century gammon, ''talk, chatter''; probably ultimately fr Middle English gamon, ''to play, frolic'']
A leg, esp a woman's leg •Most often in the plural: regarding her superb gams with affection/ Gavilan has spindly gams, a thin neck, and a wasp waist
[1781+; perhaps fr Northern French gambe, ''leg'']