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gambol, gambrel, gambrel roof, gambrinus, gambusia, game, game bird, game birds, game chips, game face, game fish

Idioms

Origin of game

1
before 1000; Middle English gamen, Old English gaman; cognate with Old High German gaman glee
SYNONYMS FOR game
Related formsgame·less, adjectivegame·like, adjectivegame·ness, nounun·game·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gameness (1 of 3)

gameness

/ (ˈɡeɪmnɪs) /

noun

courage or bravery; pluck

British Dictionary definitions for gameness (2 of 3)

game

1
/ (ɡeɪm) /

noun

adjective

verb

(intr) to play games of chance for money, stakes, etc; gamble
Derived Formsgamelike, adjective

Word Origin for game

Old English gamen; related to Old Norse gaman, Old High German gaman amusement

British Dictionary definitions for gameness (3 of 3)

game

2
/ (ɡeɪm) /

adjective

a less common word for lame 1 game leg

Word Origin for game

C18: probably from Irish cam crooked
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Idioms and Phrases with gameness

game


In addition to the idioms beginning with game

  • game is not worth the candle, the
  • game is up, the
  • game that two can play, that's a

also see:

  • ahead of the game
  • at this stage (of the game)
  • badger game
  • beat someone at his or her own game
  • call someone's bluff (game)
  • confidence game
  • end game
  • fair game
  • fun and games

give away (the game)losing battle (game)name of the gameonly game in townplay a waiting gameplay gamesplay the gamewaiting gamewhole new ball game.

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