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1. bad ...c1740 UK criminals' sl.
2. spoilt, useless, second-rate ...M19 sl.
3. lame; disabled through injury or pain; injured ...1879 Eng. dial. & sl.
4. good-for-nothing, idle, blundering ...1884 Eng. dial.
5. old, ugly ...1889 theatrical sl.
6. ill-tempered ...B1900 Amer.
7. of a road: dirty, muddy ...B1900 Eng. dial.
8. sticky ...B1900 Eng. dial.
9. inferior, of low quality ...1979 UK sl.
1. cant or criminal language ...1812 UK criminals' sl.
2. a nickname for a lame person ...B1900 Eng. dial. & sl.
3 a grandmother ...B1900 Eng. dial.
4. a fool ...L19 Aust. sl.
Adjective, sense 3: dialect derivative of game lame, perhaps from French gambi crooked
1839 - 'Ducange Anglicus' The Vulgar Tongue: comprising Two Glossaries of Slang, Cant, and Flash Words and Phrases, Principally used in London at the Present Day;
see below From: The Vulgar Tongue Comprising Two Glossaries of Slang, Cant and Flash Words and Phrases, Principally used in London at the Present Day;
by 'Ducange Anglicus'
New Edition, 1857
A Dictionary of the Flash or Cant Language known to every Thief and Beggar
From: Life and Work Among the Navvies,
By D.W. Barrett, 1880
Part II, Chapter II, Navvy Slang