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ban·dy1 / ˈbandē/ • adj. (-di·er , -di·est ) (of a person's legs) curved so as to be wide apart at the knees. ∎  (often bandy-legged) (of a person) having legs that are curved in such a way; bowlegged. ban·dy2 • v. (-dies, -died) [tr.] (usu. be bandied about/around) pass on or discuss an idea or rumor in a casual way: $40,000 is the figure that has been bandied about. ∎  exchange; pass back and forth: they bandied words and laughs from one to another. PHRASES: bandy words with argue pointlessly or rudely: don't bandy words with me, Sir!

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bandy1 throw, toss; exchange (blows, etc.). XVI. perh. — F. bander ‘to bandie at Tennis’ (Cotgr.).

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bandy2 (of legs) curved inwards. XVII. of uncert. orig.

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