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gamey (adj.)

also gamy, 1844, "spirited, plucky," from game (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "tasting or smelling strongly" is from 1863.

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Definitions of gamey from WordNet

gamey (adj.)
suggestive of sexual impropriety;
Synonyms: blue / gamy / juicy / naughty / racy / risque / spicy
gamey (adj.)
(used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted;
Synonyms: gamy / high
gamey (adj.)
willing to face danger;
Synonyms: game / gamy / gritty / mettlesome / spirited / spunky
From wordnet.princeton.edu