Meaning of BANDY in English

BANDY

/ ˈbændi; NAmE / adjective , verb

■ adjective

( of the legs ) curving, with the knees wide apart :

to be bandy-legged

■ verb

( ban·dies , bandy·ing , ban·died , ban·died )

IDIOMS

- bandy words (with sb)

PHRASAL VERBS

- bandy sth about / around

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WORD ORIGIN

adjective late 17th cent.: perhaps from obsolete bandy curved stick used in hockey v .

verb late 16th cent. (in the sense pass a ball to and fro ): perhaps from French bander take sides at tennis, from bande band, crowd, of Germanic origin; related to banner .

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