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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Hind portion of a side of bacon.

Usage examples (33)
  • She got high and mighty, and I told her I was old enough to be her grandfather and that I wouldn't take gammon from a chit like her.
  • "Now, that's what I call gammon," said Moulder.
  • I observed, "Well, I must say you 'gammon' through very well, for I always think you are one of the easiest speakers of the day."
  • 'Ha!' said the King, 'you dare to say "gammon" to your Sovereign, do you? for more
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  • A "gamin" (a boy with an impish manner) and a "gamine" (a bright mischievous girl) might work together to bring home a "gammon" (a side of bacon).
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