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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  • 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 trout.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -gamy — gamy. См. гамия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • -gamy — element meaning marriage; fertilization, from Gk. gamia, from gamos marriage (see GAMETE (Cf. gamete)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gamy — see GAMEY (Cf. gamey) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gamy — [adj] ill smelling; corrupt fetid, foul, malodorous, pungent, rancid, rank, reeking, seamy, sordid, strong flavored, strong smelling, strong tasting, tainted; concept 598 …   New thesaurus

  • -gamy — [gə mē] [Gr gamia < gamos: see GAMO ] combining form forming nouns marriage, sexual union [polygamy] …   English World dictionary

  • gamy — [gām′ē] adj. gamier, gamiest 1. having a strong, tangy flavor like that of cooked game 2. strong in smell or taste; slightly tainted 3. plucky; game 4. a) risqué or racy b) salacious, coarse, or crude …   English World dictionary

  • -gamy — gəmē, mi noun combining form ( es) Etymology: Middle English gamie, from Late Latin gamia, from Greek more at bigamy 1. a. : marriage exoga …   Useful english dictionary

  • gamy — or gamey adjective (gamier; est) Date: 1844 1. brave, plucky used especially of animals 2. a. having the flavor of game; especially having the flavor of game near tainting b. smelly 3. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gamy — gamily, adv. /gay mee/, adj., 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… …   Universalium