(g hard). A corruption of gamene. Stuff to impose
upon one's credulity; chaff. (Anglo-Saxon, gamen, scoffing; our
game, as “You are making game of me.”)
(g hard) means the leg, not the buttock. (French, jambon,
the leg, jambe; Italian, gamba.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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