Definition of gamy in English:

gamy

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(also gamey /ˈgeɪmi/)

adjective (gamier, gamiest)

  • 1(Of meat) having the strong flavour or smell of game, especially when it is high: a gamy stew of various meats
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    • The first element we sampled was an incredibly tender lamb chop, cooked so that the very real, slightly gamy flavour of the meat came through.
    • A leg of the rabbit was one of the trio - this had the strongest gamey flavour.
    • I was relieved that they'd run out of the intriguing-sounding tenderloin of venison in a sauce of juniper berries, gin and cream, because gamey meat was too reminiscent of the animals circling the track below us.
  • 2chiefly North American Racy or disreputable: gamy language
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    • Slowly the gamy past of a girl from a Dutch village becomes clear, a past amid the Amsterdam docks, where Dutch Puritanism is overwhelmed by the very smells of the spices being unloaded from ships that have come from the Indies.

Derivatives

gamily

adverb
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  • The ambiguous feminine pronoun is a routinely riddlic aspect of the Rune, gamily suggesting both Anne and some Dark Lady but syntactically clarified here as ‘my saint’.
  • This musical marriage of vaudeville and burlesque has been gamily adapted from Plautus; the girls owe their best lines to nature; and Zero Mostel is master of the hilarious revels.

gaminess

noun
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  • Its little strut of gaminess provides an attitude that is slightly raunchy, but the pool of warm, mellow flavours and faint raspberry note keep it comfortable in any company.
  • The silk of the duck liver plays against the grainy elements of the fig, the fig brings out the fruitier qualities in the liver, the liver points to the gaminess of the fig, and you smear your torchon on your brioche toasts with oohs and ahs.
  • They have set about giving pinotage from New Zealand a much-needed sense of class, and a thriving market in New York City, where drinkers love its elegant blend of visceral gaminess and graceful, satin fruit.

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