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.

Nearby words

  1. gamow,
  2. gamow, george,
  3. gamp,
  4. gams,
  5. gamut,
  6. gan,
  7. ganache,
  8. gance,
  9. ganch,
  10. ganciclovir

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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