- adjective enviably lucky, very fortunate. This common expression, which is particularly popular among schoolchildren (typically expressed in such phrases as ‘jammy dodger’, ‘jammy bugger’, ‘jammy sod’ or ‘jammy bastard’) marvelling at a fellow pupil’s luck in escaping punishment, derives from the 19th- and early 20th-century colloquial sense of jam as reward, luxury, indulgence, etc.
- noun the penis. In its first form the word has been used by rappers, including Ice T. The derivation is unclear, but jam as verb and noun has been used to mean both ‘penetrate’ and ‘semen’ in earlier black street slang.
- used to describe a wine with a strong, sweet, fruity taste of berries