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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GAM'MER, n. The compellation of an old woman, answering to gaffer, applied to an old man.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: alteration of godmother Date: 1575 archaic an old woman compare gaffer

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. archaic an old woman, esp. as a rustic name. Etymology: prob. contr. of GODMOTHER: cf. GAFFER

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gammer Gam"mer (g[a^]m"m[~e]r), n. [Possibly contr. fr. godmother; but prob. fr. grammer for grandmother. Cf. Gaffer.] An old wife; an old woman; -- correlative of gaffer, an old man.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Goody, goodwoman, goodwife.



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