One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Covered with, filled with, or resembling jam.‘a jammy doughnut’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2British informal Lucky.‘you always were a jammy beggar when it came to women’
lucky, fortunate, in luck, blessed, blessed with good luck, favoured, born under a lucky star, charmedView synonyms
- ‘Mrs Dawes, 40, of Chandler's Ford, said: ‘She was always winning at bingo, she was very jammy like that.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The white shirts are sure to win but the fear of picking up injuries could let the home side in for a jammy goal.’
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