gammon


gammon

noun

  1. the game of backgammon.
  2. a victory in which the winner throws off all his or her pieces before the opponent throws off any.

verb (used with object)

  1. to win a gammon over.

noun

  1. a smoked or cured ham.
  2. the lower end of a side of bacon.

noun

  1. deceitful nonsense; bosh.

verb (used without object)

  1. to talk gammon.
  2. to make pretense.

verb (used with object)

  1. to humbug.

noun

  1. a cured or smoked ham
  2. the hindquarter of a side of bacon, cooked either whole or cut into large rashers

noun

  1. a double victory in backgammon in which one player throws off all his pieces before his opponent throws any
  2. archaic the game of backgammon

verb

  1. (tr) to score a gammon over

noun

  1. deceitful nonsense; humbug

verb

  1. to deceive (a person)

verb

  1. (tr) nautical to fix (a bowsprit) to the stemhead of a vessel
n.

early 15c., “ham or haunch of a swine,” from Old North French gambon “ham” (French jambon), from gambe “leg,” from Late Latin gamba “leg of an animal” (see gambol (n.)).

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