A proprietary brand of biscuit, consisting of two round pieces and jam in between. In the dialect this term is borrowed to mean someone considered very lucky:
“Big Dave won a motor in a raffle, the jammy dodger!”
You can see reference to this term in the film Flushed Away.
Always another word for food, right?
I love that one! It rolls off the tongue well, but you know, I REALLY would love to hear the gerrr the way I know you’d say it. I just did me some gaelic like words.
Ha! I love that one! I’ll have to remember it. 🙂
And here I thought the jammy dogder was a just simple biscuit.
Ah – got it. My 5 year old seemed to be calling his older brother Jimmy Badger the other week. Given that he couldn’t possible have known the phrase “jammy dodger” I thought it was a character from a book or something. Of course, I wasn’t really paying full attention to Flushed Away when they watched it……
God, it’s yonks since I had a Jammy Dodger.
lol. that sounds yummy!