Lameness



[leym] /leɪm/

adjective, lamer, lamest.
1.
crippled or physically disabled, especially in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty.
2.
impaired or disabled through defect or injury:
a lame arm.
3.
weak; inadequate; unsatisfactory; clumsy:
a lame excuse.
4.
Slang. out of touch with modern fads or trends; unsophisticated.
verb (used with object), lamed, laming.
5.
to make lame or defective.
noun
6.
Slang. a person who is out of touch with modern fads or trends, especially one who is unsophisticated.
/leɪm/
adjective
1.
disabled or crippled in the legs or feet
2.
painful or weak: a lame back
3.
weak; unconvincing: a lame excuse
4.
not effective or enthusiastic: a lame try
5.
(US, slang) conventional or uninspiring
verb
6.
(transitive) to make lame
/leɪm/
noun
1.
one of the overlapping metal plates used in armour after about 1330; splint
/ˈlɑːmeɪ/
noun
1.

n.

1520s, from lame (adj.) + -ness.
n.

“silk interwoven with metallic threads,” 1922, from French lame, earlier “thin metal plate (especially in armor), gold wire; blade; wave (of the sea),” from Middle French lame, from Latin lamina, lamna “thin piece or flake of metal.”
adj.

Old English lama “crippled, lame; paralytic, weak,” from Proto-Germanic *lamon (cf. Old Norse lami, Dutch and Old Frisian lam, German lahm “lame”), “weak-limbed,” literally “broken,” from PIE root *lem- “to break; broken,” with derivatives meaning “crippled” (cf. Old Church Slavonic lomiti “to break,” Lithuanian luomas “lame”). In Middle English, “crippled in the feet,” but also “crippled in the hands; disabled by disease; maimed.” Sense of “socially awkward” is attested from 1942. Noun meaning “crippled persons collectively” is in late Old English.
v.

“to make lame,” c.1300, from lame (adj.). Related: Lamed; laming.

lame (lām)
adj. lam·er, lam·est

v. lamed, lam·ing, lames
To cause to become lame; cripple.

adjective

noun

An old-fashioned, conventional person; square: and not worry about anybody naming me a lame/ not have been as quick to judge him as a lame (1950s+ Teenagers fr jazz musicians)

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