A leg, especially a woman's.
- ‘she slowly and methodically revealed one of those glorious gams’
- ‘When this chap seated himself, with his long out-stretched legs, I realized that his gams were quite close in proximity, to yours truly.’
- ‘Framed by the bottom seam of his white trunks and the tops of his white socks and boxing slippers, they were the equivalent of her legendary gams.’
- ‘One spread in the first issue reads, ‘She knows how to play up those gorgeous gams and big brown eyes with the latest relaxed and layered styles.’’
- ‘She is love-interest Polly Perkins, a very Lois Lane-like reporter with a nose for trouble, a nice set of gams, and a rocky history with the dashing Captain.’
- ‘Kudos as well to Gordon whose pipes and gams were in fine form on opening night, giving a stellar spin on this seminal musical theatre role.’
- ‘The Dolphins have the more powerful running gams with him, but the Giants' offense has much better balance.’
- ‘Showcase your fabulous gams in this treasure of a boot by Christian Louboutin.’
- ‘Our gams endure countless hours of bending, squatting, cycling and walking, all courtesy of the knees.’
- ‘Now as connoisseurs of female gams will attest, female calves, like the rest of the female form, can range from slim to curvy.’
- ‘Sure enough, there he is: check out those silky-smooth gams.’
- ‘My old gams look much better in hose, obviously.’
- ‘She gives the interview while wearing a rather short skirt, and she has really nice gams.’
- ‘At 5'11 ’, she was genetically blessed with great gams.’
Late 18th century probably a variant of the heraldic term gamb, which denotes a charge representing an animal's leg, from Old Northern French gambe ‘leg’.
1rare A school of whales, porpoises, or dolphins.
- ‘whalers never passed right by a gam of whales’
2US dialect A social meeting or informal conversation (originally one among whalers at sea).
Mid 19th century origin uncertain; perhaps from dialect gam ‘game’, or shortened from gammon.