game·​some ˈgām-səm How to pronounce gamesome (audio)

Examples of gamesome in a Sentence

a gamesome lass who seemed to revel in the sheer joy of living
Recent Examples on the Web But there is another level of dissimulation that seems at odds with this gamesome trickery. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 Lu’s immaculately handmade pictures, which consist entirely of brightly hued concentric circles, appear simultaneously gamesome and cerebral. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022

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Word History


Middle English gamsome, from game, gamen "delight, play" + -some -some entry 1 — more at game entry 1

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gamesome was in the 14th century

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“Gamesome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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