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. [1913 Webster]

3. Same as {gamey}. [PJC] -- {gam"i*ness}, n.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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 (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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

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