[gan-dee] /ˈgæn di/
noun, Railroads Slang.
a member of a railroad section gang that lays or maintains track.
(slang) a railway track maintenance worker
“railroad maintenance worker,” 1918, American English slang, of unknown origin; dancer perhaps from movements required in the work of tamping down ties or pumping a hand-cart, gandy perhaps from the name of a machinery belt company in Baltimore, Maryland.
[origin unknown; a 1935 source says that the third sense was ”mentioned by George Borrow in his descriptions of early nineteenth-century street fairs”]
[gahn-juh; Russian guhn-jah] /ˈgɑn dʒə; Russian gʌnˈdʒɑ/ noun 1. a former name of . /Russian ɡanˈdʒa/ noun 1. a city in NW Azerbaijan: annexed by the Russians in 1804; centre of a cotton-growing region. Pop: 314 000 (2005 est) Former names (1813–1920) Yelisavetpol, (1936–91) Kirovabad
/ɡen/ verb 1. the past participle of gae
[gah-nuh f] /ˈgɑ nəf/ noun, Slang. 1. a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal. /ˈɡɑːnəf/ noun (US, slang) 1. an unscrupulous opportunist who stoops to sharp practice Related Terms goniff
/ɡæˈniːʃ/ noun 1. the Hindu god of prophecy, represented as having an elephant’s head