Meaning of BANDY in English


~ 1

■ adjective ( bandier , bandiest ) (of a person's legs) curved outwards so that the knees are wide apart.


C17: perh. from obs. ~ , denoting a curved stick used in hockey.


~ 2

■ verb ( bandies , ~ing , bandied ) (usu. be bandied about/around ) pass on or discuss (an idea or rumour) in a casual or uninformed way.


~ words argue pointlessly or rudely.


C16 (in the sense 'pass a ball to and fro'): perh. from Fr. bander 'take sides at tennis', from bande (see band 2 ).

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