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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle French from bander.

Verb

Infinitive
to bandy

Third person singular
bandies

Simple past
bandied

Past participle
bandied

Present participle
bandying

to bandy (third-person singular simple present bandies, present participle bandying, simple past and past participle bandied)
  1. To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
    to bandy words (with somebody)
  2. To use or pass about casually.
    to have one’s name bandied about (or around)
Translations
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Etymology 2

From Scots bandy

Adjective

bandy (not comparable)

Positive
bandy

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Bowlegged, or bending outward at the knees; as in bandy legged.
Quotations
  • 1794, William Blake, The Little Vagabond, third stanza
    Then the Parson might preach, and drink, and sing,
    And we’d be as happy as birds in the spring;
    And modest Dame Lurch, who is always at church,
    Would not have bandy children, nor fasting, nor birch.
Translations

Etymology 3

Possibly from the Welsh word bando most likely derived from the Proto-Germanic bandja (a curved stick).

Noun

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Singular
bandy

Plural
-

bandy (-)
  1. (sports) A winter sport played on ice, from which ice hockey has developed.
Translations

Scots

Adjective

bandy (not comparable)

Positive
bandy

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Bowlegged, or bending outward at the knees; as in bandy legged.

Noun

bandy (bandies)

Singular
bandy

Plural
bandies

  1. A minnow; a stickleback.

Alternative spellings

References

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]

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