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(word root) marriage
Examples of words with the root -gamy: bigamy
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also gam·ey  (gā′mē)
adj. gam·i·er, gam·i·est
a. Having the flavor or odor of game, especially game that is slightly spoiled.
b. Ill-smelling; rank.
2. Showing an unyielding spirit; plucky: a gamy little mare that loved to run.
a. Corrupt; tainted: "those considerable forces in America that appear to be tired of the old politics (particularly the gamy municipal variety)" (Tom Wicker).
b. Sordid; seamy.
c. Sexually suggestive; racy.

gam′i·ly adv.
gam′i·ness 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.gamy - 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.gamy - (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
3.gamy - willing to face dangergamy - 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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adjnach Wild schmeckend; (= high)angegangen; gamy tasteWildgeschmack m; (= high)Hautgout m (geh), → angegangener Geschmack
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