Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A less correct spelling of gamy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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game +‎ -y

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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