Adjective "Gamy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of meat) having the strong flavour or smell of game, especially when it is high.
  1. 'The juices of the braised blade of beef were almost black with deepness and the meat was strong and gamey.'
  2. 'The venison fillets were properly gamy without being tough, and rolled on the outside with a tasteful dusting of black-trumpet mushrooms.'
  3. 'When you buy them, don't be put off by the gamey smell and their dark appearance - the meat is naturally dark and they have a strong smell, but it should not make you recoil in disgust.'
  4. 'As with Fiona's beautifully pink lamb, my deeply gamey venison was cooked exactly the way I had asked.'
  5. 'One of the best ways to cook grouse to appreciate its fresh gamey flavour is to remove the breasts and pan-fry them.'
  6. 'The fatty, gamy meat balances the sweetness of the sauce, and the entire dish is a guilty pleasure.'
  7. 'It is slightly gamey, full of flavour and much tastier than the haddock I usually have.'
  8. 'All this combines to produce a mutton with a unique flavour which is stronger and faintly gamey compared with lowland mutton.'
  9. 'It does taste a little stronger than the farmed variety, which is very similar to chicken, but it is not as gamey and strong as hare.'
  10. '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.'
Racy or disreputable.
  1. '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.'


adjective, 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 was slightly gamy.

3. plucky; spirited.

4. lewd or suggestive; risqué.

5. gross or squalid; unwholesome.