from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. To play, gamble.
- v. To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
- n. A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
"Mr. Moulder, I don't exactly know what you mean by that word gammon, but it's objectionable."
Once in a while he manages to gammon a few of the local brats into uniform, but mostly it's sons of the legion following in their Da's footsteps because a camp upbringing's ruined 'em for honest work stealing cattle.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.