Gambs (Grose 1811 Dictionary)


Thin, ill-shaped legs: a corruption of the French word jambes. Fancy gambs; sore or swelled legs.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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