[ gey-mee ]

adjective,gam·i·er, gam·i·est.
  1. a variant of gamy.

Words Nearby gamey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gamey in a sentence

  • But there was more strength than he supposed in the tiring yet gamey sea-fighter.

  • Since he is quite certain to be four feet long or over, the sport of landing so gamey a fish can be realized.

  • They are rather good-looking birds, something like a very 'gamey' domestic fowl, with a fine upstanding tail.

    The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

British Dictionary definitions for gamey



/ (ˈɡeɪmɪ) /

adjectivegamier or gamiest
  1. having the smell or flavour of game, esp high game

  2. informal spirited; plucky; brave

Derived forms of gamey

  • gamily, adverb
  • gaminess, noun

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