A pair of gams in black hose.
- The definition of a gam is a conversation among fisherman or a group of whales.
- An example of a gam is a chat on the radios of two whaling boats.
- An example of a gam is a family of Baline whales.
- Gam is defined as a slang for a leg.
An example of a gam is a sexy leg in an advertisement for hosiery.
- a social visit
- a social visit or conversation between the crews of ships, esp. whaling ships, at sea
- a school of whales
Origin of gamprobably from Scand, as in Norw, Swedish dialect, dialectal gams, loose conversation from Old Norse gems, akin to game
intransitive verbgammed, gam′ming
- to take part in a gam
- to come together; congregate: said of whales
Origin of gamvariant, variety of gamb
- A social visit or friendly interchange, especially between whalers or other seafarers.
- A herd of whales.
verbgammed, gam·ming, gams
Origin of gamPerhaps short for gammon 2or variant of game 1
Origin of gamProbably from Polari from Italian gamba from Late Latin hoof ; see gambol .
- (slang) A person's leg.
(third-person singular simple present gams, present participle gamming, simple past and past participle gammed)
- (nautical) To make a social visit on another ship at sea.
- (Ireland) Alternative spelling of gom. A silly, foolish person.
From the Irish gámaí meaning "booby", "dolt".
- (law) Abbreviation of Gambia.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Geographical Terms: Foreign countries and regions", Table T10.3, p. 438-443.