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Origin and Meaning of Shammy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sham"my
  1. [Zoöl] The chamois.
  2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying. Alt. spell.: chamois shamoy shamois

Etymology: F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See Chamois

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin

From chamois with an initial sh to represent the sound /ʃ/ in English.

  1. Chamois leather.
  2. A cloth made of this leather.

Fun Facts about the name Shammy

  • When was the first name Shammy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shammy is Friday, October 15th, 1920.
  • How unique is the name Shammy? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shammy. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shammy: Your name in reverse order is Ymmahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smayhm. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shammy born Jan 23, 1969

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1000. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.