One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A quarrel or brawl.‘they started a rammy at the taxi rank’‘‘Keep the rammy doon, I'm trying to kip.’’
argument, row, fight, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-outView synonyms
- ‘This precipitated an almighty rammy in which no fewer than 15 players turned a football match into a pushing match.’
- ‘If the case that is about to be made turns out to be persuasive, let us try to treat it as an opportunity to up our game, not an excuse for another Scottish rammy.’
- ‘That was about right for a man who likes settling scores, albeit these days with goals rather than rammies.’
- ‘It was a good game of rugby for the fans - certainly compared to the corresponding fixture last year which developed into a bit of a rammy.’
- ‘In this vein, at least the subsequent rammy injected some life.’
1930s: perhaps from Scots rammle ‘row, uproar’, variant of ramble.
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