WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ban•dy /ˈbændi/USA pronunciation   v.,  -died, -dy•ing, adj. 
v. [+ object]
  1. to pass from one to another freely;
    exchange: Various ideas were bandied about.

adj. 
  1. (of legs) curving outward;
    bowed:a cowboy with bandy legs.
ban•di•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ban•dy  (bandē),USA pronunciation v.,  -died, -dy•ing, adj., n., pl.  -dies. 
v.t. 
  1. to pass from one to another or back and forth;
    give and take;
    trade;
    exchange:to bandy blows; to bandy words.
  2. Sportto throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
  3. to circulate freely:to bandy gossip.

adj. 
  1. (of legs) having a bend or crook outward;
    bowed:a new method for correcting bandy legs.

n. 
  1. Sportan early form of tennis.
  2. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.](formerly) hockey or shinny.
  3. Sport[Obs.]a hockey or shinny stick.
bandi•ness, n. 
  • Spanish bandear to conduct, bandy, origin, originally help, serve as member of a band of men. See band1
  • perh. 1570–80
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reciprocate, interchange, swap, barter.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bandy /ˈbændɪ/ adj ( -dier, -diest)
  1. Also: bandy-legged having legs curved outwards at the knees
  2. (of legs) curved outwards at the knees
vb ( -dies, -dying, -died)(transitive)
  1. to exchange (words) in a heated or hostile manner
  2. to give and receive (blows)
  3. (often followed by about) to circulate (a name, rumour, etc)
Etymology: 16th Century: probably from Old French bander to hit the ball back and forth at tennis



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