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Sammy

or Sammie

[sam-ee] /ˈsæm i/
noun, plural Sammies.
1.
a male given name, form of Samuel.
2.
a female given name, form of Samantha.

Sosa

[soh-suh] /ˈsoʊ sə/
noun
1.
Samuel ("Sammy") born 1968, U.S. baseball player, born in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Paddy had just cut a big tree, and it fell with a crash as Sammy came hurrying up.

    The Adventures of Paddy Beaver Thornton W. Burgess
  • The tears were streaming down his face: 'It was jes' like ye, Sammy, to send fo' me.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • When Sammy pinned him down with a direct question, he let his bangs fall over his eyes, looked down at his feet, and went silent.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • Then Sammy was included, and another council was held, this time of three.

  • In that bag were many things that Sammy considered precious as well as necessary articles of clothing.

British Dictionary definitions for Sammy

sammy

/ˈsæmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for Sammy
n.

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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