gamy gamy

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Its girlie magazines outflesh their American counterparts and many general publications have large appetites for nudity and gamy gossip.
  2. Her book is as perversely engrossing, gossipy and gamy as a clandestine conversation in the lobby.
  3. The city's gamy reputation drew rakehells from as far north as Chicago, 156 miles away.

News

  • Peter Schjeldahl: Balthus and Magritte reconsidered.

    The superb Polish-French painter Balthus—an anti-modernist beloved of modernists, including Picasso—charms the eye and rattles thought. For more than six decades, until his death, in 2001, at the age of ninety-two, Balthus depicted young girls in gamy poses, attributing any perceived eroticism to . . . (Subscription required.)
    on September 30, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

Quotes

  • "The title sounded tasty, so gamy, it had the same sort of subversive appeal that The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did a long time ago," says Bob Shaye, co-chairman of New Line, distributor of both films.
    on May 12, 2006 By: Bob Shaye Source: USA Today

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