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gamy

or gamey

[gey-mee] /ˈgeɪ mi/
adjective, gamier, gamiest.
1.
having the tangy flavor or odor of game:
I like the gamy taste of venison.
2.
having the flavor or odor of game or other meat kept uncooked until slightly tainted:
The roast was still edible but was slightly gamy.
3.
plucky; spirited.
4.
lewd or suggestive; risqué.
5.
gross or squalid; unwholesome.
Origin of gamy
1835-1845
1835-45; game1 + -y1
Related forms
gamily, adverb
ungamy, adjective
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  • The trout rose as rapidly and gamily as on the previous day, and I soon had a load in my creel that pulled down uncomfortably.

    Cruisings in the Cascades George O. Shields
Word Origin and History for gamily

gamy

adj.

see gamey.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gamily

gamy

adjective

Daring; racy; slightly risque´: shown in its gamy uncut version

[1843+; based on the taste and odor of game that has slightly decayed]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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