Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 04, 2001
In Reply to: Gams posted by Heldmyw on September 04, 2001
: Awright gumshoes, grab your gats.
: The dame sashayed into my office on two of the most beautiful "gams" I have ever seen... I know they're legs. You know they're legs. What is the derivation of "gams"?
Webster's has "gamba" as Italian for "leg".
Main Entry: 1gam
Etymology: probably ultimately from Lingua Franca gamba leg, from Italian, from Late Latin
There is an instrument called the "viola de gamba"---violin of the legs---which is sorta like a cello which is played between the legs.