Definitions for gaminess

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•yˈgeɪ mi(adj.)gam•i•er, gam•i•est.

or gam•ey

  1. having the tangy flavor of game, esp. game kept uncooked until slightly tainted:

    the gamy taste of venison.

  2. malodorous; smelly.

  3. plucky; spirited.

  4. lewd or suggestive; risqué.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. gross or squalid; unwholesome.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of gamy:




  1. a combining form with the meanings “marriage” (




    Category: Affix

    Ref: -gamous

Origin of -gamy:

< Gk -gamia act of marrying

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaminess, raciness, ribaldry, spiciness(noun)

    behavior or language bordering on indelicacy


  1. gaminess(Noun)

    The quality of being gamy.


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