adjective, lamer, lamest.
crippled or physically disabled, especially in the foot or leg so as to limp or walk with difficulty.
impaired or disabled through defect or injury:
a lame arm.
weak; inadequate; unsatisfactory; clumsy:
a lame excuse.
Slang. out of touch with modern fads or trends; unsophisticated.
verb (used with object), lamed, laming.
to make lame or defective.
Slang. a person who is out of touch with modern fads or trends, especially one who is unsophisticated.
disabled or crippled in the legs or feet
painful or weak: a lame back
weak; unconvincing: a lame excuse
not effective or enthusiastic: a lame try
(US, slang) conventional or uninspiring
(transitive) to make lame
one of the overlapping metal plates used in armour after about 1330; splint
“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.”
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.
“to make lame,” c.1300, from lame (adj.). Related: Lamed; laming.
adj. lam·er, lam·est
v. lamed, lam·ing, lames
To cause to become lame; cripple.
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)
A hopelessly clueless luser.
/ˈlæmərɪ/ noun 1. Paul de. 1688–1751, English silversmith of French Huguenot descent, noted for his lavish rococo designs
[luh-mee-suh] /ləˈmi sə/ noun 1. a city in NW Texas.
[lah mey-suh] /lɑ ˈmeɪ sə/ noun 1. a city in SW California.
[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 […]