ETYM Cf. W. cam crooked, and Eng. gambol.
Willing to face danger; SYN. gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky.
(1876-1961) English soldier and administrator, governor of New South Wales, Australia, 1930–35. In a crisis caused by the default of Labor premier J T Lang on paying state revenue to the Commonwealth during the Depression, he took the unprecedented step of dismissing the premier and his cabinet in May 1932. After his return to England he was commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police.
1. A single play of a game.
2. The score needed to win a game.
ETYM Old Eng. game, gamen, AS. gamen, gomen, play, sport; akin to OS., Old High Germ., and Icel. gaman, Dan. gammen mirth, merriment, OSw. gamman joy. Related to Gammon a game, Backgammon, Gamble.
1. A contest with rules to determine a winner.
2. An amusement or pastime.
3. The equipment needed to play a game.
4. Animal hunted for food or sport.
5. The flesh of wild animals that is used for food.
6. Informal terms for an occupation; SYN. biz.
1. To play for a stake
2. archaic; to lose or squander by gambling
3. To take dishonest advantage of; cheat