Word of the Week

jammy dodger:

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.


7 responses to “Word of the Week

  1. Always another word for food, right?

  2. anglophilefootballfanatic

    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.

  3. Ha! I love that one! I’ll have to remember it. 🙂

  4. And here I thought the jammy dogder was a just simple biscuit.

  5. 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……

  6. God, it’s yonks since I had a Jammy Dodger.

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