how to pronounce gammon


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gammon is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of gammon


  1. A rope fastening a bowsprit to the stem of a ship (usually called a gammoning).
  2. Backgammon (the game itself).
  3. A victory in backgammon achieved when the opponent has not borne off a single stone.
  4. A cut of quick-cured pork leg.
  5. Chatter, ridiculous nonsense.
  6. A middle-aged or older right-wing, reactionary white man, or such men collectively.


  1. To cure bacon by salting.
  2. To deceive; to lie plausibly to.
  3. To beat by a gammon (without the opponent bearing off a stone).
  4. To lash with ropes (on a ship).


  1. The Shelta or Cant language of the Irish Travelling Community.

gammon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gammon occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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