Definition of gamgee in English:

gamgee

noun

  • [mass noun] Surgical dressing consisting of a thickness of cotton wool between two layers of gauze.

    • ‘The gamgee or cotton wool padding should be applied over the top of this layer, and secured in place with a conforming cotton bandage.’
    • ‘On returning home she attempted to light a cigarette and her gamgee eye pad ignited.’

Origin

Late 19th century: named after Joseph S. Gamgee (1828–86), English surgeon.

Pronunciation:

gamgee

/ˈɡamdʒi/