- 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.
transitive verbbandied, bandying
- to toss or hit back and forth, as a ball
- to pass (gossip, rumor, etc.) about freely and carelessly
- to give and take; specif., to exchange (words) in an angry or argumentative manner
Origin of bandyFrench bander, to bandy at tennis, literally , connect by binding: see band,
- 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 of bandyFrench bandé, past participle of bander, to tie, bend (as a bow): see band,
transitive verbban·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.
nounpl. ban·dies Sports
- A game resembling field hockey but played on ice by skaters.
- A stick, bent at one end, used in playing this game.
Origin of bandyOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present bandies, present participle bandying, simple past and past participle bandied).
Old Provençal bandir (“to throw”). Cognate with banter.
From Scots bandy
- (sports) A winter sport played on ice, from which ice hockey developed.
- A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.