Definition of Shammy

1. Noun. A soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin.

Exact synonyms: Chammy, Chammy Leather, Chamois, Chamois Leather, Shammy Leather
Generic synonyms: Leather
Specialized synonyms: Wash Leather



Definition of Shammy

1. n. The chamois.

Definition of Shammy

1. Noun. chamois leather ¹

2. Noun. a cloth made of this leather ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shammy

1. to chamois [v -MIED, -MYING, -MIES] - See also: chamois

Medical Definition of Shammy

1. 1. The chamois. 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying. Alternative forms: chamois, shamoy, and shamois. Origin: F. Chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See Chamois. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shammy

shamisen
shamisens
shammas
shammash
shammashim
shammasim
shammed
shammer
shammers
shammied
shammies
shamming
shammos
shammosim
shammy (current term)
shammy leather
shammying
shamois
shamos
shamosim
shamoy
shamoyed
shamoying
shamoys
shampers
shampoo
shampoo ginger
shampooed
shampooer

Literary usage of Shammy

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1. Practical Christian Socialism: A Conversational Exposition of the True by Adin Ballou (1854)
"... debts outside the Republic exceeding three-fourths of one's property—Giving and receiving real estate securities—Making and selling shammy articles &c. ..."

2. Practical Christian Socialism: A Conversational Exposition of the True by Adin Ballou (1854)
"... exceeding three-fourths of one's property—Giving and receiving real estate securities—Making and selling shammy articles &c.—Prospective Mutual Banking ..."

3. Practical Christian Socialism: A Conversational Exposition of the True by Adin Ballou (1854)
"... debts outside the Republic exceeding three-fourths of one's property—Giving and receiving real estate securities—Making and selling shammy articles &c. ..."

4. Rambles in Egypt and Candia: With Details of the Military Power and by Charles Rochfort Scott (1837)
"... Language—Palace of Sesostris—Sculpture of the Egyptians—Remarks on Champollion's Hieroglyphical Discoveries—Dammy and shammy—Temple of Dair—Tombs of th« ..."

5. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"... of the two rival schools, of which that of Shammai preponderated long after the master's death, turned all upon points of positive law. shammy ..."

6. A New French and English Dictionary in Two Parts by William Cobbett (1833)
"Des gant» de chamois, shammy gloves. ... ra. to prepare shammy leather. ... sm. a dresser of shammy leather. CHAMP, sm. a field, a piece of ground : a ..."

7. Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer, Under Other Signatures, (now by Junius, John Mason Good (1812)
"At this very moment they are calling out for him at the bar of Jonathan's—shammy!—shammy!—shammy!—The house of Israel are waiting to settle their last ..."

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