Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
GAMIE, n. Also gamey; gemey (wm.Sc. 1903 “S. Macplowter” Mrs McCraw 65), gemmie (Abd. 1920 G. P. Dunbar Peat Reek 18), †ggemmie (Lth. 1882 “J. Strathesk” Blinkbonny vii.). A familiar name for a gamekeeper. Cf. Clockie, Postie, etc. and Eng. bookie. Gen.(exc.I.)Sc. [′gemi, ′geme, ′gɛmi.]
Lnk. 1866 D. Wingate Annie Weir 139:
May ne'er guid-luck be near the gamie That aimed your hurt, my gleg kin' Tammie. Fif. 1872 G. Cupples Tappy's Chicks 218:
“He's gotten a sick wife, too — mind that, Gamie,” said another man on the outside of the group. ne.Sc. 1884 D. Grant Lays 104:
As frichtened rabbits 'mangst the woods, When Gamie an' his dogs appear. Kcb. 1885 A. J. Armstrong Friend and Foe xxi.:
Heth, that gamey was unco near us. Rxb. 1913 Kelso Chron. (21 Feb.) 4:
Getherin' chestnuts as they fa' The “gamey” lookin' ower the wa' Gied us a fright. Knr. 1917 J. L. Robertson Petition 68:
There's no' a gamie on the braes, There's no' a poacher oot o' jyle. Sc. 1951 Scots Mag. (Jan.) 300:
The old-style skip was an autocrat on the ice, a he-who-must-be-obeyed, whether he was the minister or the poacher, the postie or the gamey.
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