Definition of jammy in English:

jammy

adjective

  • 1Covered with, filled with, or resembling jam.

    ‘a jammy doughnut’
    • ‘For toddlers, there are special little ones for hands and faces, just in case you contemplate wiping a sibling's jammy fingers or pesto-smeared chops with a wipe designed for their baby brother's bottom.’
    • ‘The raspberry gateau was a Sixties tearoom job, layers of sponge and cream with chocolate hundreds and thousands, jammy goo and one defrosting raspberry bleeding into a rosette of cream.’
    • ‘The meat was moist, the sage gravy excellent, the sage and onion stuffing light and moreish, the fondant potato to die for and the warm, clove-scented cranberry accompaniment more of a pleasurably tart compote than a jammy sauce.’
  • 2British informal Lucky.

    ‘you always were a jammy beggar when it came to women’
    • ‘Only former Hibs player Murdo MacLeod left Falkirk with anything - the jammy so-and-so won the half-time draw and a fair wad of cash.’
    • ‘Mrs Dawes, 40, of Chandler's Ford, said: ‘She was always winning at bingo, she was very jammy like that.’’
    • ‘The white shirts are sure to win but the fear of picking up injuries could let the home side in for a jammy goal.’
    • ‘Conventional wisdom also said that Liverpool would never be jammy enough to beat Juventus, Chelsea and Milan.’
    • ‘In truth, Everton have arrived at this juncture only with a series of jammy draws, culminating in a tie against Crewe in the last round.’
    lucky, fortunate, providential, timely, opportune, serendipitous, expedient, heaven-sent, auspicious, propitious, felicitous, convenient, apt
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Pronunciation

jammy

/ˈdʒami/