Etymology
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shammy

1650s (adj.); 1714 (n.), a phonological spelling of chamois. Other bungled spellings include shambo (1610s), shamois, shamoys, shammies. Compare shay from chaise; shappo (1700) for chapeau; shapperoon (1620s) for chaperon.

updated on August 03, 2022

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Definitions of shammy from WordNet

shammy (n.)
a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin;
Synonyms: chamois / chamois leather / chammy / chammy leather / shammy leather
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.