bandy


bandy
I.
/ˈbændi / (say 'bandee)

verb (t) (bandied, bandying)
1. to pass from one to another, or back and forth; give and take.
2. to throw or strike to and fro, or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
noun (plural bandies)
3. bandy-ball.
4. a stick similar to a hockey stick, used in bandy-ball.
phrase
5. bandy about, to talk about in a non-specific way, often without a full grasp of the facts: bandying about figures in the millions.
6. bandy words, to engage in an argument, with each person countering the position held by the other: *She would not want to bandy words with me there in the darkness. –gerald murnane, 1987.
{origin obscure. Compare French bander bandy, se bander band together, ? from bande side}
II.
/ˈbændi / (say 'bandee)

adjective
1. (of legs) curving outwardly so that the knees are separated when the ankles are close or in contact: *He dismounted, skated up to us on his bandy legs, and took a seat. –frank dalby davison, 1965.
2. bandy-legged.
phrase
3. knock someone bandy, Colloquial
a. to reduce someone to a dazed or bewildered state, as from violent treatment, astonishment, etc.
b. to defeat or get the better of someone.
{variant of bendy}
III.
/ˈbændi / (say 'bandee)

noun Colloquial
a bandicoot.
Also, bandie.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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