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gammon is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of gammon in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… hour of the gammon is up you want to …”
meanings of gammon
A rope fastening a bowsprit to the stem of a ship (usually called a gammoning).
Backgammon (the game itself).
A victory in backgammon achieved when the opponent has not borne off a single stone.
A cut of quick-cured pork leg.
Chatter, ridiculous nonsense.
A middle-aged or older right-wing, reactionary white man, or such men collectively.
To cure bacon by salting.
To deceive; to lie plausibly to.
To beat by a gammon (without the opponent bearing off a stone).
To lash with ropes (on a ship).
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 0.7 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.