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[sam-ee] /ˈsæm i/
noun, plural Sammies.
a male given name, form of Samuel.
a female given name, form of Samantha. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sammie


noun (pl) -mies
(informal) (in South Africa) an Indian fruit and vegetable vendor who goes from house to house
Word Origin
C20: from the forename Sammy
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British slang for "U.S. soldier in World War I," 1918, a reference to Uncle Sam.

A Sammie may be defined as an American soldier as he appears in an English newspaper or a French cinema. It is a name he did not invent, does not like, never uses and will not recognize. ["Stars & Stripes," March 29, 1918]

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