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Idioms about game

Origin of game

1
First recorded before 1000; Middle English noun game, gam, gamme “joy; pleasure; sport; hunting,” Old English gaman, gomen; cognate with Old High German gaman “glee”

synonym study for game

See play.

OTHER WORDS FROM game

game·less, adjectivegame·like, adjectivegame·ness, nounun·game·like, adjective

Other definitions for game (2 of 2)

game2
[ geym ]
/ geɪm /

adjective
lame: a game leg.

Origin of game

2
First recorded in 1775–85; origin uncertain
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How to use game in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for game (1 of 2)

game1
/ (ɡeɪm) /

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

Derived forms of game

gamelike, adjective

Word Origin for game

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

British Dictionary definitions for game (2 of 2)

game2
/ (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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Other Idioms and Phrases with game

game

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