gamy

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adjective \ˈgā-mē\

Definition of gamy

gamier

;

gamiest

  1. 1 :  brave, plucky —used especially of animals

  2. 2a :  having the flavor of game; especially :  having the flavor of game near taintingb :  smelly

  3. 3a :  sordid, scandalous <gave us all the gamy details>b :  corrupt, disreputable <a gamy character>c :  sexually suggestive :  racy <gamy witticisms>

gamily

play \ˈgā-mə-lē\ adverb

gaminess

play \ˈgā-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of gamy in a sentence

  1. <a singles bar where the conversations and come-on lines tend to be gamy>

1820

First Known Use of gamy

1820

Variants of gamy

or

gamey


-gamy

noun combining form

Definition of -gamy

  1. 1 :  marriage <exogamy>

  2. 2 :  union for propagation or reproduction <allogamy>

  3. 3 :  possession of (such) reproductive organs or (such) a mode of fertilization <cleistogamy>

Origin and Etymology of -gamy

Middle English -gamie, from Late Latin -gamia, from Greek, from gamein to marry


GAMY Defined for English Language Learners

gamy

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adjective \ˈgā-mē\

Definition of gamy for English Language Learners

  • : having the flavor of meat from wild animals especially when it is slightly spoiled


GAMY Defined for Kids

gamy

play
adjective \ˈgā-mē\

Definition of gamy for Students

gamier

gamiest

  1. :  having the flavor or smell of meat from wild animals especially when slightly spoiled <The meat tasted gamy.>


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