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Definition of bandy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bandy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbændi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bandy
BrE BrE//ˈbændi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændi//
 
he / she / it bandies
BrE BrE//ˈbændiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændiz//
 
past simple bandied
BrE BrE//ˈbændid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændid//
 
past participle bandied
BrE BrE//ˈbændid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændid//
 
-ing form bandying
BrE BrE//ˈbændiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændiɪŋ//
 
 
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  • (bandies, bandying, bandied, bandied)
  • Word Originverb late 16th cent. (in the sense‘pass a ball to and fro’): perhaps from French bander ‘take sides at tennis’, from bande ‘band, crowd’, of Germanic origin; related to banner.Idioms
    bandy words (with somebody)
     
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    (old-fashioned) to argue with somebody or speak rudely to them
    Phrasal Verbsbandy about something
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bandy