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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from French bander 'to join against others, throw or hit to each other', from bande 'flat strip'; BAND1

bandy

2 verb
     
bandy2 past tense and past participle bandied, present participle bandying, third person singular bandies

bandy words (with somebody)

old-fashioned to argue

bandy something ↔ about/around

phrasal verb
to mention an idea, name, remark etc several times, especially in order to seem impressive:
Many names have been bandied about in the press as the manager's replacement.

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