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gamey

[gey-mee] /ˈgeɪ mi/
adjective, gamier, gamiest.
1.
gamy.
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Examples from the web for gamey
  • It's fine to talk in theory, but freezing does work to keep the jeans from smelling gamey.
  • The elk is particularly delicious lean and not gamey.
  • The meat was dark as liver, and earthy too, but not greasy or gamey.
  • The meat is light red and slightly dry with a mild gamey flavor.
  • Never thaw venison in a microwave oven because it may cause a gamey flavor.
  • The meat is lean and has a gamey flavor that can be made milder if soaked overnight.
  • They are gamey enough, but poor eating compared to the other varieties.
British Dictionary definitions for gamey

gamey

/ˈɡeɪmɪ/
adjective gamier, gamiest
1.
having the smell or flavour of game, esp high game
2.
(informal) spirited; plucky; brave
Derived Forms
gamily, adverb
gaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for gamey
adj.

also gamy, 1844, "spirited, plucky," from game (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "tasting or smelling strongly" is from 1863.

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