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