Are you game

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on September 09, 2005

In Reply to: Are you game posted by Virgil Denegri on September 09, 2005

: What is the meaning of the phrase: "Are you game"?

The adjective "game" in this phrase dates from the 18th century, and means "having the spirit of a game-cock" (a fighting cock), i.e. full of pluck, showing fight, spirited.
So "Are you game" means "Are you up for it? Do you dare to do it?" (whatever "it" is).