gaminess


gaminess
gamy (also gamey) ADJECTIVE (gamier, gamiest) 1) (of meat) having the strong flavour or smell of game when it is high. 2) chiefly N. Amer. racy or risqué.
DERIVATIVES gamily adverb gaminess noun.

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  • gaminess — n. behavior or language bordering on indelicacy. Syn: raciness, ribaldry, spiciness. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaminess — [gām′ē nis] n. the quality of being gamy …   English World dictionary

  • gaminess — gamy gam y, a. 1. (Cookery) Having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high flavored. [1913 Webster] 2. (Sporting) Showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaminess — noun see gamy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gaminess — /gay mee nis/, n. 1. the taste or odor of game, esp. when slightly tainted. 2. gameness; pluck. 3. squalor or lewdness. [GAMY + NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • gaminess — noun The quality of being gamy …   Wiktionary

  • gaminess — n. courageousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gaminess — gam·i·ness …   English syllables

  • gaminess — noun behavior or language bordering on indelicacy • Syn: ↑raciness, ↑ribaldry, ↑spiciness • Derivationally related forms: ↑spicy (for: ↑spiciness), ↑racy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • raciness — noun 1. a strong odor or taste property the pungency of mustard the sulfurous bite of garlic the sharpness of strange spices the raciness of the wine • Syn: ↑pungency, ↑bite, ↑sharpness …   Useful english dictionary