gamy


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 was slightly gamy.
3. plucky; spirited.
4. lewd or suggestive; risqué.
5. gross or squalid; unwholesome.
Also, gamey.
[1835-45; GAME1 + -Y1]

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  • -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.

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

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  • -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

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