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pit bull terrier displaying gameness

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game +‎ -ness

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gameness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being game; bravery, courage or pluck
    • 1991, Richard Stratton, The Truth about the American Pit Bull Terrier[1], T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Neptune City, New Jersey, →ISBN, page 193:
      I mention gameness last, but it is the most important trait. It means that neither fatigue nor pain nor the psychology of being behind the entire time will cause the dog to lose his enthusiasm for fighting contact.

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