Bandy vs Hockey – What’s the difference?

Bandy vs Hockey - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bandy and hockey is that bandy is (sports) a winter sport played on ice, from which ice hockey developed or bandy can be a carriage or cart used in india, especially one drawn by bullocks while hockey is hockey (family of sports).

As a verb bandy is to give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
As an adjective bandy is bowlegged, or bending outward at the knees; as in bandy legged.



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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    (wikipedia hockey )

    Etymology 1

    Unknown origin, 16th century, possibly related to hook due to the curvature of the stick.



  • (North America) Ice hockey, a game on ice in which two teams of six players skate and try to score by shooting a puck into the opposing team’s net, using their sticks.
  • (British) Field hockey, a team sport played on a pitch on solid ground where players have to hit a ball into a net using a hockey stick.
  • A variation of hockey, such as roller hockey, street hockey, or shinny.
  • Synonyms

    * ice hockey
    * field hockey
    * (Canada) shinny, shinny hockey

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from “hockey”)
    * air hockey
    * cosom hockey
    * field hockey
    * floor hockey
    * foot hockey
    * hockey arena
    * hockey bag
    * hockey club
    * hockey cushion
    * hockey dad
    * hockey glove
    * hockey hair
    * hockey jacket
    * hockey mask
    * hockey mom, hockey mother
    * hockey pants
    * hockey puck
    * hockey rink
    * hockey skate
    * hockey socks
    * hockey stick
    * hockey tape
    * ice hockey
    * inline hockey
    * mini hockey
    * pick-up hockey, pickup hockey
    * pond hockey
    * quad hockey
    * road hockey
    * roller hockey
    * shinny hockey
    * skater hockey
    * sledge hockey
    * sled hockey
    * street hockey
    * table hockey
    * underwater hockey
    * wheelchair hockey

    Etymology 2


    (en noun )

  • (darts)
  • * 1985 , Keith Turner, Darts (page 22)
  • Small bars would tend to produce short hockeys ; the tiny fishing pubs of Yarmouth gave rise to 6ft marks