gammon
Pronunciation Noun

gammon

  1. A cut of quick-cured pork leg.
Translations
  • Russian: о́корок
Verb

gammon (gammons, present participle gammoning; past and past participle gammoned)

  1. To cure bacon by salting.
Noun

gammon (plural gammons)

  1. (backgammon) A victory in backgammon achieved when the opponent has not borne off a single stone.
  2. (rare) Backgammon (the game itself).
Related terms Verb

gammon (gammons, present participle gammoning; past and past participle gammoned)

  1. (backgammon) To beat by a gammon (without the opponent bearing off a stone).
Noun

gammon (plural gammons)

  1. (nautical) A rope fastening a bowsprit to the stem of a ship (usually called a gammoning).
Verb

gammon (gammons, present participle gammoning; past and past participle gammoned)

  1. To lash with ropes (on a ship).
Translations Noun

gammon

  1. (dated) Chatter, ridiculous nonsense.
    • Q en
    • 1911: Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
      He swore that all other religions were gammon,
      And wore out his knees in the worship of Mammon.
Verb

gammon (gammons, present participle gammoning; past and past participle gammoned)

  1. (colloquial, dated) To deceive, to lie plausibly.
Noun

gammon

  1. (neologism, pejorative, UK) A middle-aged or older right-wing, reactionary white man, or such men collectively.

Gammon
Proper noun
  1. (Ireland) the Shelta or Cant language of the Irish Travelling Community.



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