- The definition of bandy means to throw something or an idea like a ball back and forth.
- An example of bandy is for two people to play catch with a baseball and mitts.
- An example of bandy is for a group of people to talk about restaurant options where they can eat for dinner.
- an old game, much like field hockey, still played in parts of Europe
- a club bent at one end, used to strike the ball in this game
Origin: French bandé, past participle of bander, to tie, bend (as a bow): see band,
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transitive verb ban·died, ban·dy·ing, ban·dies
- a. To toss or throw back and forth.b. To hit (a ball, for example) back and forth.
- a. To give and receive (words, for example); exchange: The old friends bandied compliments when they met.b. To discuss in a casual or frivolous manner: bandy an idea about.
- A game resembling field hockey but played on ice by skaters.
- A stick, bent at one end, used in playing this game.
Origin: Origin unknown.