To toss or throw back and forth. To hit (a ball, for example) back and forth. To give and receive (words, for example); exchange: The old friends bandied compliments when they met. To discuss in a casual or frivolous manner: bandy an idea about. Bowed or bent in an outward curve: bandy legs. Sports A game resembling field hockey but played on ice by skaters. Sports A stick, bent at one end, used in playing this game.