—v.t. 1. to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take; trade; exchange: to bandy blows; to bandy words. 2. to throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
3. to circulate freely: to bandy gossip.
—adj. (of legs) having a bend or crook outward; bowed: a new method for correcting bandy legs.
—n. 1. an early form of tennis.
2. Chiefly Brit.(formerly) hockey or shinny.
3. Obs.a hockey or shinny stick.