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[ gey-mee ]
/ 藞ge瑟 mi /
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adjective, gam路i路er, gam路i路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; risqu茅.
gross or squalid; unwholesome.
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Origin of gamy

First recorded in 1835鈥45; game1 + -y1


gam路i路ly, adverbun路gam路y, adjective

Other definitions for gamy (2 of 2)


a combining form with the meanings 鈥渕arriage,鈥 鈥渦nion,鈥 鈥渇ertilization, pollination,鈥 of the kind specified by the initial element: exogamy; plastogamy; allogamy; also forming nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -gamous: heterogamy.

Origin of -gamy

Combining form representing Greek -gam铆a 鈥渁ct of marrying鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for gamy


n combining form
denoting marriage or sexual unionbigamy

Word Origin for -gamy

from Greek -gamia, from gamos marriage
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Medical definitions for gamy


Marriage; mate:monogamy.
Procreative or propagative union:heterogamy.
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