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.