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Definition of gammon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gammon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡæmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæmən//
 
[uncountable] (British English) Meat
 
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meat from the back leg or side of a pig that has been cured (= preserved using salt or smoke), usually served in thick slices gammon steaks compare bacon, ham, pork See related entries: Meat Word Origin late 15th cent. (denoting the haunch of a pig): from Old Northern French gambon, from gambe ‘leg’.