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1. gamey

adjective. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted.

Synonyms

  • gamy
  • ill-smelling
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous
  • high

Antonyms

  • unadventurous
  • cowardice
  • colourless
  • colorless

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • game (English)
  • game (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. gamey

adjective. willing to face danger.

Synonyms

  • courageous
  • brave
  • gamy
  • game
  • gritty
  • spirited
  • spunky

Antonyms

  • spiritless
  • timid
  • irresolute
  • afraid

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • game (English)
  • game (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. gamey

adjective. suggestive of sexual impropriety.

Synonyms

  • juicy
  • racy
  • spicy
  • naughty
  • gamy
  • sexy
  • blue

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • away game
  • home game
  • fit

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • game (English)
  • game (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with gamey


1. Noun, singular or mass
Many people state that they do not like venison because of the “gamey” taste of the meat.

2. Adjective
Use deer meat that was refrigerated less than 24 hours after kill to reduce the amount of gamey taste and to have venison that can be seasoned to taste more like beef.

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