gamely

[geym-lee]

adverb

in a game or plucky manner: They struggled gamely.

Nearby words

  1. gamecast,
  2. gamecock,
  3. gamekeeper,
  4. gamelan,
  5. gamelin,
  6. gameness,
  7. gameplay,
  8. gamer,
  9. gamer girl,
  10. games console

Origin of gamely

1860–65; game1 (adj.) + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for gamely

gamely

adverb

in a brave or sporting manner
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Word Origin and History for gamely

gamely

adv.

"courageously," 1861, from game (n.) + -ly (2).

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