Definitions for gamyˈgeɪ mi

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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. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy(adj)

    suggestive of sexual impropriety

    "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"

  2. gamey, gamy, high(adj)

    (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted

  3. game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky(adj)

    willing to face danger

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamy(adj)

    having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high-flavored

  2. Gamy(adj)

    showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy trout


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