Meaning of gamgee in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡamdʒi/


mass noun
  • Surgical dressing consisting of a thickness of cotton wool between two layers of gauze.

    ‘On returning home she attempted to light a cigarette and her gamgee eye pad ignited.’
    • ‘The gamgee or cotton wool padding should be applied over the top of this layer, and secured in place with a conforming cotton bandage.’


Late 19th century named after Joseph S. Gamgee (1828–86), English surgeon.