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gam·ey

 (gā′mē)
adj.
Variant of gamy.

gamey

(ˈɡeɪmɪ) or

gamy

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

gam•y

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.
[1835–45]
gam′i•ly, adv.
gam′i•ness, n.

-gamy

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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50, has excellent aromas of cloves, pepper, herbs and spice with a touch of vegetable and gameyness.
The gameyness of the venison and the quail work exceptionally well with the Chinese marinades and spices and the low cholesterol content of the mediumrare deer will thrill your cardiologist.
It is very ungamey, which may be a good thing, or not such as a good thing, depending on your taste for gameyness.