Meaning of BANDY in English
■ 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.
■ 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 ).
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004