or gam·ey

adjective, gam·i·er, gam·i·est.
  1. having the tangy flavor or odor of game: I like the gamy taste of venison.
  2. having the flavor or odor of game or other meat kept uncooked until slightly tainted: The roast was still edible but was slightly gamy.
  3. plucky; spirited.
  4. lewd or suggestive; risqué.
  5. gross or squalid; unwholesome.

Origin of gamy

First recorded in 1835–45; game1 + -y1
Related formsgam·i·ly, adverbun·gam·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gamily

Historical Examples of gamily

  • The trout rose as rapidly and gamily as on the previous day, and I soon had a load in my creel that pulled down uncomfortably.

    Cruisings in the Cascades

    George O. Shields

Word Origin and History for gamily



see gamey.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper