jammy


jammy
1) adj
British
enviably lucky, very fortunate. This common expression, which is particu-larly popular among schoolchildren (typically expressed in such phrases as 'jammy dodger', 'jammy bugger', 'jammy sod' or 'jammy bastard') marvel-ling at a fellow pupil's luck in escaping punishment, derives from the 19th- and early 20th-century colloquial sense of jam as reward, luxury, indulgence, etc.
2) jemmy
n
American
the penis. In its first form the word has been used by rappers, including Ice T. The derivation is unclear, but jam as verb and noun has been used to mean both 'penetrate' and 'semen' in earlier black street slang.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Jammy — Le nom est surtout porté dans l Aude. Variante : Jammi (09, 11). C est un diminutif de Jamme (= Jacques) …   Noms de famille

  • jammy — ► ADJECTIVE (jammier, jammiest) 1) covered, filled with, or resembling jam. 2) Brit. informal lucky …   English terms dictionary

  • jammy — UK [ˈdʒæmɪ] / US adjective Word forms jammy : adjective jammy comparative jammier superlative jammiest 1) covered and sticky with jam a jammy face 2) British very informal very lucky …   English dictionary

  • Jammy — If you are really lucky or flukey, you are also very jammy. It would be quite acceptable to call your friend a jammy b****rd if they won the lottery …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • jammy — [[t]ʤæ̱mi[/t]] jammier, jammiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as jammy, you mean that they are very lucky because something good has happened to them, without their making much effort or deserving such luck. [BRIT, INFORMAL] You… …   English dictionary

  • jammy — /jam ee/, adj., jammier, jammiest. Brit. Informal. 1. very lucky. 2. pleasant; easy; desirable: He has a jammy job. [1850 55; appar. JAM2 + Y1; cf. the idioms to have jam on it to have something easy; real jam, pure jam something easy or… …   Universalium

  • jammy — jam|my [ˈdʒæmi] adj BrE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: money for jam; MONEY] 1.) [only before noun] informal lucky used especially when someone has got something good without having to use any special effort or skill ▪ The jammy devil won £1000. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jammy — jam|my [ dʒæmi ] adjective covered and sticky with JAM: a jammy face …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jammy — • lucky. e.g.. you jammy sod …   Londonisms dictionary

  • jammy — adjective BrE slang 1 jammy bastard/cow/bugger etc an impolite expression meaning someone who has been very lucky 2 very easy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English