from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of gamy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the smell, taste and texture of consumed game (meat).
  • adj. Plucky, spirited or gritty
  • adj. Risque, sordid or sexually suggestive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. suggestive of sexual impropriety.
  • adj. foul-smelling; -- used of the smell of game beginning to taint.
  • adj. spirited and resolute.
  • adj. willing to proceed or act.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A less correct spelling of gamy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. willing to face danger
  • adj. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
  • adj. suggestive of sexual impropriety


game +‎ -y (Wiktionary)



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  • To me, this word refers to the flavor of wild animals versus the flavor of meat from domesticated animals. Tasting like deer or moose rather than beef. Tasting like grouse rather than chicken.
    -grew up with hunters

    January 29, 2016

  • This word never lets me down.

    December 6, 2006