lewd or suggestive; risqué.
gross or squalid; unwholesome.
- gam·i·ly, adverb
- un·gam·y, adjective
Other definitions for -gamy (2 of 2)
a combining form with the meanings “marriage,” “union,” “fertilization, pollination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: exogamy; plastogamy; allogamy; also forming nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -gamous: heterogamy.
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How to use gamy in a sentence
A few seconds later he landed a delicately spotted, gamy fish about eight inches long, which he recognized as a grayling.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
Will the little ogre pass without repugnance from the gamy flavour of a carcase to the scent of flowers?More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
The mountain quails are the largest and most beautiful of all the American quails, though the least hunted and the least gamy.
Like all of the family it is a gamy fish, and affords good sport to the angler.
This species fights altogether on the surface, but lacks the sterling gamy qualities of the tuna.
British Dictionary definitions for -gamy
denoting marriage or sexual union: bigamy
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