Bandy meaning

băn'dē
Bowed or bent in an outward curve.

Bandy legs.

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A game resembling field hockey but played on ice by skaters.
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A stick, bent at one end, used in playing this game.
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To toss or hit back and forth, as a ball.
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To pass (gossip, rumor, etc.) about freely and carelessly.
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To give and take; specif., to exchange (words) in an angry or argumentative manner.
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An old game, much like field hockey, still played in parts of Europe.
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A club bent at one end, used to strike the ball in this game.
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Bent or curved outward; bowed.
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To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.

To bandy words (with somebody)

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To use or pass about casually.
  • I. Watts.
    Let not obvious and known truth be bandied about in a disputation.

To have one's name bandied about (around)

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To throw or strike reciprocally, like balls in sports.
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Bowlegged, or bending outward at the knees; as in bandy legged.
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(sports) A winter sport played on ice, from which ice hockey developed.
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A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.

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A carriage or cart used in India, especially one drawn by bullocks.
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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.

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Origin of bandy

  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Possibly from the Welsh word bando most likely derived from the Proto-Germanic *bandja (“a curved stick”).
    From Wiktionary
  • Old Provençal bandir (“to throw”). Cognate with banter.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Scots bandy
    From Wiktionary
  • From Wiktionary