gamy

play
adjective \ˈgā-mē\
variants: or

gamey

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 detailsb :  corrupt, disreputable a gamy characterc :  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

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Origin and Etymology of gamy

in sense 1 from 3game + 1-y; in other senses from 1game + 1-y


-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

borrowed from Greek -gamia, from the base of gameîn “to marry” + -ia 1-ia — more at -gamous


GAMY Defined for English Language Learners

gamy

play
adjective

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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