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[jam-ee] /ˈdʒæm i/
adjective, jammier, jammiest. British Informal.
very lucky.
pleasant; easy; desirable:
He has a jammy job.
Origin of jammy
1850-55; apparently jam2 + -y1; compare the idioms to have jam on it to have something easy; real jam, pure jam something easy or pleasant Unabridged
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  • The skin should be crispy and the roasted lemons should be beautifully sweet and slightly jammy in flavor.
  • Natural pectin in the tomatoes gives the sauce its jammy consistency.
British Dictionary definitions for jammy


adjective -mier, -miest
covered with or tasting like jam
(Brit, slang) lucky: jammy so-and-sos!
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Slang definitions & phrases for jammy

jammy 1


(also jammies)A gun: Also a jammy, a smoker, a heater, a piece/ Jammies was street terminology for gun

[1980s+; origin unknown]

jammy 2


Excellent •Chiefly British

[1853+; fr jam, the sweet conserve]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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