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Variant of gamy.


(ˈɡeɪmɪ) or


adj, gamier or gamiest
1. having the smell or flavour of game, esp high game
2. informal spirited; plucky; brave
ˈgamily adv
ˈgaminess, ˈgameyness n


or gam•ey

(ˈgeɪ mi)

adj. gam•i•er, gam•i•est.
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.
5. gross or squalid; unwholesome.
gam′i•ly, adv.
gam′i•ness, n.


a combining form with the meanings “marriage” ( exogamy), “union” ( syngamy), “fertilization” ( autogamy) of the kind specified by the initial element; also forming nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -gamous (heterogamy).
[< Greek -gamia act of marrying]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gamey - 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"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
2.gamey - (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
3.gamey - willing to face dangergamey - willing to face danger    
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
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And they have a swarm of rusty, dusty, battered apostles standing around the filagree work, some on one leg and some with one eye out but a gamey look in the other, and some with two or three fingers gone, and some with not enough nose left to blow--all of them crippled and discouraged, and fitter subjects for the hospital than the cathedral.
And now the haunch of mutton vapour-bath having received a gamey infusion, and a few last touches of sweets and coffee, was quite ready, and the bathers came; but not before the discreet automaton had got behind the bars of the piano music-desk, and there presented the appearance of a captive languishing in a rose- wood jail.
I am delighted and enthused that business leaders of the stature and track record of Dave Angus and Barb Gamey have agreed to take on this important task, said Pallister.
Merguez sausages were as good as any I've had outside of Strasbourg, with an almost gamey funk to their gloriously brick-red innards.
I add just enough to take the gamey edge off the lamb.
I had a French girlfriend and she started making what I thought was a flank steak, but it was really gamey.
My uncle was an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman and we occasionally had the opportunity to eat fried squirrel, gamey venison and maybe an occasional possum.
7 -- President Barack Obama Obama graciously thanked challenger Mitt Romney for a gamey fight in a campaign that cost over two billion dollars for both camps.
Eid congregations were also held in Data Darbar Mosque, Masjid Shuhada, Masjid Wazir Khan, Jamia Mosque, Tehrik Minhaj ul Quran and Bagh-e-Jinnah Mosque, Karbala Gamey Shah and Islampura mosque.
Mud is a decent but distinctly gamey racer that puts you on the seat of a motocross bike and lets you battle against the computer or online opponents on a variety of tracks and perform freestyle stunts.
But then they cry like spoiled babies when they bite into a tough or gamey chunk of meat
Trimming the strong-flavored fat and using spices and marinades helps gets rid of its gamey taste so it's more suited to our contemporary palates.