Origin of gammyaltered ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps game
Origin obscure and uncertain. Possibly from English dialectal (North Midlands) game (“lame”, adj), or from the Irish cam (“bent”), by way of Shelta. Compare also Old Provençal gambi (“lame, limping”), related to Old Provençal gamba (“leg”) (see also French jambe (“leg”)).
- (colloquial) grandmother
- Had our beloved gammy lost it?
Unclear. Perhaps from the same Irish word as gam (“injured”).