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gamy

or gam·ey

[ gey-mee ]
/ ˈgeɪ mi /
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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.

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Origin of gamy

First recorded in 1835–45; game1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM gamy

gam·i·ly, adverbun·gam·y, adjective

Definition for gamy (2 of 2)

-gamy

a combining form with the meanings “marriage,” “union,” “fertilization, pollination,” 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 -gamía “act of marrying”
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British Dictionary definitions for gamy

-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

-gamy

suff.

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