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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Ranieri welded a coherent departmental personality out of two separate but equally gamy ethnic groups.
▪ The gamy flavor and superior texture of the wild turkey over a domestic bird argues for its use.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

gamy \gam"y\, a.

  1. (Cookery) Having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high-flavored.

  2. (Sporting) Showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy trout.

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

see gamey.


a. (alternative spelling of gamey English)

  1. adj. suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip" [syn: blue, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy]

  2. used of the smell of game beginning to taint [syn: gamey, high]

  3. willing to face danger [syn: game, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky]

  4. [also: gamiest, gamier]

Usage examples of "gamy".

Lined with spotless linen, and covered with small sidedishes, whence an appetising odour at once gamy and piquant seemed to emanate, and bearing, moreover, a small bottle of Lafitte, and a decanter of sherry that looked like a liquid topaz, the tray reconciled Mr.

However, this check enabled Jim to push in so close that Drumfire balked and shied at the gamy stench of the elephant, and at its threatening presence.

His heir was a wealthy man named Gamier, who had formerly been chief cook at M.

Madame Gamier, living at 6, Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, who had fallen, the first named beneath the volleys on the Boulevard Montmartre, the two others on the Boulevard Saint Denis, and who were still alive, attempted to rise, and became targets for the soldiers, bursting with laughter, and this time fell back again dead.

In the beginning of November I sold shares for fifty thousand francs to a man named Gamier, living in the Rue du Mail, giving up to him a third part of the materials in my warehouse, and accepting a manager chosen by him and paid by the company.

As he persisted in his claim, I was advised to go to law, but Gamier declared the agreement null and void, accusing me in an indirect manner of having appropriated the money which I had said was stolen.

If you are not in a position to have justice done you, Gamier will have to reckon with me before he takes the money I have deposited.

Gamier, so I went to Versailles to see the Abbe de la Ville, a great friend of his, and begged him to induce Gamier to make a composition.

After dinner, Gamier went to sleep, and left me to entertain these girls whom I would willingly have rescued from their unfortunate situation if I had been able.

Governor Laurie Gamier The Mind Sirens at the Cave All of a sudden, I had a possible answer.

Charles Gamier designed the Paris Opera and the casino at Monte Carlo.

The shows got gamier and the music got brassier as you trended south along Larimer.

This odd little recommendation was important to someone, and it began to have a gamier smell than mouse or mole could give.

Our palates are not used to such strong flavour -- not even the gamiest of game matches this.

Here was located a mountain torrent, said to be filled with the gamiest kind of specimens of the finny tribe.