Meaning of BANDY in English


I. ban ‧ dy 1 /ˈbændi/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Origin: Perhaps from bandy 'hockey stick' (17-19 centuries) , perhaps from French bandé , past participle of bander ; ⇨ ↑ bandy 2 ]

bandy legs curve out at the knees

—bandy-legged /ˌbændi ˈleɡd◂, -ˈleɡəd◂/ adjective

II. bandy 2 BrE AmE ( past tense and past participle bandied , present participle bandying , third person singular bandies ) verb

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: Probably from French bander 'to join against others, throw or hit to each other' , from bande 'flat strip' ; ⇨ ↑ band 1 ]

bandy words (with somebody) old-fashioned to argue

bandy something ↔ about/around phrasal verb

to mention an idea, name, remark etc several times, especially in order to seem impressive:

Many names have been bandied about in the press as the manager’s replacement.

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