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Definition of "shammy" [sham•my]

  • Variant of chamois. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shammy" in a sentence
  • "After wiping his shoes with a cloth he calls a shammy, Grandpa puts them on."
  • "When, as sometimes happens, a fossicker comes in with a "shammy" full of gold, and lays himself out to make himself and every one else happy, then indeed the hotel-keeper's harvest is a rich one."
  • "(Of course, by another "SNL" tradition, anybody in any given cast can "do" Lorne Michaels; just extend your lower lip, grasp a glass of white wine, and let your words come out as if being squeezed from a shammy.)"