1693.
de Bhaldraithe (Tomás): Gaimbí, gaimbín, ‘gombeen’.
In Éigse 17/1 (Samhradh 1977), pp. 109–113.
Gaimbí ‘interest (of money)' < Engl. cambie; gaimbín ‘bit (esp. of tobacco)' < gamba ‘leg’ (related to Fr. gambe, jambe and Engl. gamb, jamb; both words confused. Provides early exx of gombeen(-man) from 1845 and 1859.

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