bumblepuppy

[ buhm-buh l-puhp-ee ]
/ ˈbʌm bəlˌpʌp i /
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noun

a game of whist played carelessly or contrary to rules and conventions.

Nearby words

  1. bumblebeefish,
  2. bumbleberry,
  3. bumbledom,
  4. bumblefoot,
  5. bumbleheaded,
  6. bumbling,
  7. bumblingly,
  8. bumboat,
  9. bumbry,
  10. bumetanide

Origin of bumblepuppy

First recorded in 1795–1805; bumble1 + puppy

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Examples from the Web for bumble-puppy

  • For the latter have played not whist, but Bumble-puppy, and the former have only frequented a watering-place for a time.



British Dictionary definitions for bumble-puppy

bumble-puppy

noun

a game in which a ball, attached by string to a post, is hit so that the string winds round the post
(modifier) (of whist or bridge) played unskilfully
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