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Definition of "bandy" [ban•dy]

  • To toss or throw back and forth. (verb-transitive)
  • To hit (a ball, for example) back and forth. (verb-transitive)
  • To give and receive (words, for example); exchange: The old friends bandied compliments when they met. (verb-transitive)
  • To discuss in a casual or frivolous manner: bandy an idea about. (verb-transitive)
  • Bowed or bent in an outward curve: bandy legs. (adjective)

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 "bandy" in a sentence
  • "Golf and hockey are also played, and "bandy" -- _i. e._, hockey on the ice -- is a favourite winter sport."
  • "There is a kind of exercise that they have among them much like that which boys call bandy in English. 135 Likewise, they have the exercise of football. 136 In this they only use the foot forcibly to carry the ball from the one to the other."
  • "Highlanders called him, Gow Chrom, that is, the bandy-legged smith --- fought well, and contributed greatly to the fate of the battle, without knowing which side he fought on; --- so, ` ` To fight for your own hand, like"