gamey

[gey-mee]
adjective, gamier, gamiest.
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gamey or gamy (ˈɡeɪmɪ)
 
adj , gamier, gamiest
1.  having the smell or flavour of game, esp high game
2.  informal spirited; plucky; brave
 
gamy or gamy
 
adj
 
'gamily or gamy
 
adv
 
'gaminess or gamy
 
n

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