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gamesome

[geym-suh m]
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adjective
  1. playful; frolicsome.
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Origin of gamesome

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at game1, -some1
Related formsgame·some·ly, adverbgame·some·ness, noun
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Related Words for gamesome

impish, devilish, buoyant, carefree, rollicking, jolly, playful, jovial, perky, sprightly, breezy, whimsical, spirited, frisky, joking, flirtatious, cheerful, good-natured, mischievous, lively

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Historical Examples of gamesome

  • Your lordship, with your flock of geese about you, would probably be frolic and gamesome.

    Four Early Pamphlets

    William Godwin

  • The boarding-houses were corralling the easy dollars of the gamesome lawmakers.

  • But that active and gamesome maid was most entirely on the alert.

    The Black Douglas

    S. R. Crockett

  • The fish are here, as lively and gamesome as brook trout, plump, golden-sided fellows ten or twelve inches long.

  • She is gamesome and good, But of mutable mood,— No dreary repeater now and again, She will be all things to all men.

    May-Day

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


British Dictionary definitions for gamesome

gamesome

adjective
  1. full of merriment; sportive
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Derived Formsgamesomely, adverbgamesomeness, noun
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