Gam meaning

găm
A leg; often, specif., a woman's shapely leg.
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(by extension) A social gathering of whalers or other ships.
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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.

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A herd of whales or a social congregation of whalers, especially at sea.
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A school of whales.
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(law) Abbreviation of Gambia.
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Gam is defined as a slang for a leg.

An example of a gam is a sexy leg in an advertisement for hosiery.

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A social visit or friendly interchange, especially between whalers or seafarers.
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To visit with.
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To spend (time) talking or visiting.
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A person's leg.
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A social visit.
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A social visit or conversation between the crews of ships, esp. whaling ships, at sea.
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To take part in a gam.
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To come together; congregate.
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(slang) A person's leg.
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A collective noun used to refer to a group of whales; a pod.
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(nautical) To make a social visit on another ship at sea.
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(Ireland) Alternative spelling of gom. A silly, foolish person.
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To hold a visit, especially while at sea.
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Origin of gam

  • Probably from Polari from Italian gamba from Late Latin hoof gambol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps short for gammon or variant of game

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant form of gamb. From Old Provençal gamba (“leg”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Irish gámaí meaning "booby", "dolt".

    From Wiktionary