Bandiest vs Bendiest - What's the difference?

bandiest | bendiest |

As a verb bandiest

is (archaic) (bandy).

As an adjective bendiest is





  • (archaic) (bandy)

  • bandy


    Etymology 1

    (etyl) . Cognate with banter.


  • To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
  • to bandy words (with somebody)
  • To use or pass about casually.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=4 citation , passage=Technical terms like ferrite, perlite, graphite, and hardenite were bandied to and fro, and when Paget glibly brought out such a rare exotic as ferro-molybdenum, Benson forgot that he was a master ship-builder, […]}}
    to have one's name bandied about (or around)
  • * I. Watts
  • Let not obvious and known truth be bandied about in a disputation.
  • To throw or strike reciprocally, like balls in sports.
  • * 1663 ,
  • For as whipp'd tops and bandied balls, / The learned hold, are animals; / So horses they affirm to be / Mere engines made by geometry
  • * Cudworth
  • like tennis balls bandied and struck upon us by rackets from without

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bandy


  • Bowlegged, or bending outward at the knees; as in bandy legged.
  • * 1794, , third stanza
  • Then the Parson might preach, and drink, and sing, / And we’d be as happy as birds in the spring; / And modest Dame Lurch, who is always at church, / Would not have bandy children, nor fasting, nor birch.

    Etymology 3

    Possibly from the (etyl) word bando most likely derived from the (etyl) .


    (wikipedia bandy) (-)
  • (sports) A winter sport played on ice, from which ice hockey developed.
  • A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.
  • (Johnson)

    Etymology 4



  • A carriage or cart used in India, especially one drawn by bullocks.
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  • (bendy)

  • bendy



  • Having the ability to be bent easily.
  • Bendy rulers are far more fun than the wooden ones.
  • (informal) Of a person, flexible; having the ability to bend easily.
  • {{quote-web
    , date=20100901 , year= , first= , last= , author=Jackie K. Cooper , authorlink= , title=Ashley Bell: The Last Exorcism' Introduces the "Bendy" Girl , site=Huffington Post citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2013-05-09 , passage=When I was in the scene in the barn he encouraged me to do as many contortions as I could, and he seemed to like the fact I was so 'bendy'.' … After all how many young actresses in Hollywood are "' bendy "? }}
  • Containing many bends and twists.
  • a bendy road
  • Of a vehicle, articulated.
  • {{quote-web
    , date=20090131 , year= , first= , last= , author=Deal Book , authorlink= , title=Defining Good or Bad Design , site=NYT citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2013-05-09 , passage=“The bendy bus is very easy to get on to and can carry twice as many passengers and more people can sit down,” Ms. Cottam said. }}
  • (heraldry) Divided into diagonal bands of colour
  • Synonyms

    * (having the ability to be bent easily ): flexible, pliable, supple * (of a person''): flexible, limber, lissom ''or lissome, lithe, supple * (having many bends and twists ): sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisty, winding, windy * (articulated ): articulated, jointed

    Derived terms

    * bendiness


  • (heraldry) A field divided diagonally into several bends, varying in metal and colour.
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