gamey

[ gey-mee ]
/ ˈgeɪ mi /
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adjective, gam·i·er, gam·i·est.


Nearby words

  1. gametogenesis,
  2. gametoid theory,
  3. gametophore,
  4. gametophyte,
  5. gametothallus,
  6. gamic,
  7. gamification,
  8. gamify,
  9. gamilaraay,
  10. gamin

gamy

or gam·ey

[ gey-mee ]
/ ˈgeɪ mi /

adjective, gam·i·er, gam·i·est.

having the tangy flavor or odor of game: I like the gamy taste of venison.
having the flavor or odor of game or other meat kept uncooked until slightly tainted: The roast was still edible but was slightly gamy.
plucky; spirited.
lewd or suggestive; risqué.
gross or squalid; unwholesome.

Origin of gamy

First recorded in 1835–45; game1 + -y1

Related formsgam·i·ly, adverbun·gam·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gamey

gamey

gamy

/ (ˈɡeɪmɪ) /

adjective gamier or gamiest

having the smell or flavour of game, esp high game
informal spirited; plucky; brave
Derived Formsgamily, adverbgaminess, noun

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