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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 add just enough to take the gamey edge off the lamb.
We aren't trying to remove this special quality, only the unnecessary, gamey flavor that results from poor handling.
The insurgents are led by Sheik Ali Gamey, linked to arms dealer Mohamed Atom, who the U.
It is a mouthfilling wine that may be kept for up to 10 years, but will go nicely with duck, turkey, lamb and gamey meats - the perfect accompaniment to the traditional Christmas lunch.
Rich, gamey, and enjoyably chewy, with a cap of flavorful fat.
After Delacour persuades them that he would taste gamey, they decide to visit the Dungeon, a Shangri-La where monsters devour a never-ending stream of adventurers.
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Ensure they are young, have been hung for a week or so and exude the irresistibly gamey smell obtained from hanging around their decaying innards.
Discussing the taste of horse meat, Ramsay says on the programme: "It's quite gamey and packed with protein".
It will also be the first time visitors to IFE have been able to taste the firm's Gressingham goose and Gressingham duck--a cross between a wild mallard and Peking duck that has more breast meat and a gamey flavour.