Gammon

(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.”)

Gammon

(g hard) means the leg, not the buttock. (French, jambon, the leg, jambe; Italian, gamba.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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