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 Gammer Gurton’s Needle.Gam’mut, or Gamut (g hard). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gam’mon (g hard).
 
A corruption of gamene. Stuff to impose upon one’s credulity; chaff. (Anglo-Saxon, gamen, scoffing; our game, as “You are making game of me.”)   1
   Gammon (g hard) means the leg, not the buttock). (French, jambon, the leg, jambe; Italian, gamba.)   2
 


 Gammer Gurton’s Needle.Gam’mut, or Gamut (g hard). 

 
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