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Variant of gamy.
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(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
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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]
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
The procession will cover the traditional route of Mohallah Chehel Bibian, Imambargah Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Imambargah Syed Mehdi Shah, Chowk Nawab Sahib, Koocha Qazi Khan, Imambargah Moulvi Feroze Ali, Koocha Miskeenan, Mohallah Pir Gilanian, Imambargah Syed Rajab Ali Shah, Chohata Mufti Baqar, Chowk Purani Kotwali, Kashmiri Bazar, Sunehri Masjid, Dabbi Bazar, Sooha Bazar, Gumti Bazaar, Rang Mehal, Said Mitha Bazar, Tehsil Bazar, Bazaar Hakiman, Unchi Masjid and Bhaati Chowk before culminating at Karbala Gamey Shah by Maghrib prayers.
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.
Red wine lovers who like to wax lyrical on the joys of a good claret to complement the delicate gamey tang of young grouse will be well rewarded with Dourthe Diane de Belgrave 2009, France (PS15, Oddbins) from the Haut-Medoc region in Bordeaux.
Argentina's full-bodied reds also have the intensity and firmness to cut through the gamey flavours, spiced bread sauce and big plates with all the trimmings - which may come as a nice surprise for malbec fans who can't bear to tear themselves away from the country's flagship grape.
I had a French girlfriend and she started making what I thought was a flank steak, but it was really gamey. I thought it was venison.
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.
Coming in at pounds 11.50 it has a gamey nose, with ripe cherry and berry flavours and a fair amount of tannin.
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