gamy


gamy

adjective, gam·i·er, gam·i·est.

  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.

  1. a combining form with the meanings “marriage,” “union,” “fertilization, pollination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: exogamy; plastogamy; allogamy; also forming nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -gamous: heterogamy.

n combining form

  1. denoting marriage or sexual unionbigamy
adj.

see gamey.

word-forming element meaning “marriage; fertilization,” from Greek -gamia, from gamos “marriage” (see gamete).

suff.

  1. Marriage; mate:monogamy.
  2. Procreative or propagative union:heterogamy.

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