Definition of Gammer

1. n. An old wife; an old woman; -- correlative of gaffer, an old man.



Definition of Gammer

1. Noun. (obsolete) An old woman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gammer

1. an old woman [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gammer

1. An old wife; an old woman; correlative of gaffer, an old man. Origin: Possibly contr. Fr. Godmother; but prob. Fr. Grammer for grandmother. Cf. Gaffer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Gammer

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1. Representative English Comedies: With Introductory Essays and Notes, an by Charles Mills Gayley, Alwin Thaler (1903)
"For gammer Gurton's sake, againe sv/orne shalt thou bee, To helpe hir to hir ... Cha found your neele, gammer, here in my hand be it! gammer. ..."

2. Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1908)
"Gorboduc gammer 's tne ^rst of the long line of English Senecan plays, and is not otherwise distinctive. The net outcome of the several classes of ..."

3. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by Robert Dodsley, William Carew Hazlitt (1874)
"He thrust me into the buttock with aI say, gammer, gammer ! gammer. ... Ch' a found your nee'le, gammer, here in my hand be it. gammer. ..."

4. A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1865)
"The gammer, in a passion, throws the before-mentioned article of apparel at Gib, and tlmt valuable instrument of female economy is most unhappily lost. ..."

5. A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language by George Lillie Craik (1871)
"The oldest edition of gammer Gurton's Needle is dated 1575; but how long the play may have been composed before .that year ^uncertain. ..."

6. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes by Isaac Reed, Robert Dodsley, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"Cha found your neele, gammer, here in my hatid be it. gammer. 96 For al the loves on earth, Hodge, let me see it. Hodge. Soft, gammer. gammer. Good Hodge. ..."

7. Specimens of the Pre-Shaksperean Drama by John Matthews Manly (1897)
"gammer. Thou art mad, ich trow ! JN^ HODGE. Will you see! the deuil, gammer! gammer. ... Chaue it, by the masse, gammer! gammer. What? not my neele, Hodge? ..."

8. A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1854)
"The gammer, in a passion, throws the before-mentioned article of apparel at Gib, and that valuable instrument of female economy is most unhappily lost. ..."

9. Representative English Comedies: With Introductory Essays and Notes, an by Charles Mills Gayley, Alwin Thaler (1903)
"For gammer Gurton's sake, againe sv/orne shalt thou bee, To helpe hir to hir ... Cha found your neele, gammer, here in my hand be it! gammer. ..."

10. Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1908)
"Gorboduc gammer 's tne ^rst of the long line of English Senecan plays, and is not otherwise distinctive. The net outcome of the several classes of ..."

11. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by Robert Dodsley, William Carew Hazlitt (1874)
"He thrust me into the buttock with aI say, gammer, gammer ! gammer. ... Ch' a found your nee'le, gammer, here in my hand be it. gammer. ..."

12. A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1865)
"The gammer, in a passion, throws the before-mentioned article of apparel at Gib, and tlmt valuable instrument of female economy is most unhappily lost. ..."

13. A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language by George Lillie Craik (1871)
"The oldest edition of gammer Gurton's Needle is dated 1575; but how long the play may have been composed before .that year ^uncertain. ..."

14. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes by Isaac Reed, Robert Dodsley, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"Cha found your neele, gammer, here in my hatid be it. gammer. 96 For al the loves on earth, Hodge, let me see it. Hodge. Soft, gammer. gammer. Good Hodge. ..."

15. Specimens of the Pre-Shaksperean Drama by John Matthews Manly (1897)
"gammer. Thou art mad, ich trow ! JN^ HODGE. Will you see! the deuil, gammer! gammer. ... Chaue it, by the masse, gammer! gammer. What? not my neele, Hodge? ..."

16. A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1854)
"The gammer, in a passion, throws the before-mentioned article of apparel at Gib, and that valuable instrument of female economy is most unhappily lost. ..."

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