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bumblepuppy

[buhm-buh l-puhp-ee]
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noun
  1. a game of whist played carelessly or contrary to rules and conventions.
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Origin of bumblepuppy

First recorded in 1795–1805; bumble1 + puppy
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Historical Examples

  • After this incident, we always spoke of Johnnie as Bumblepuppy.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • And here, paddling in the brook like an urchin, we found Bumblepuppy.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • Bumblepuppy is a synonym of whist played in defiance of certain time- honoured conventions and principles.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • Once married, no man--not even old man Kapus--would be justified in tearing Bumblepuppy from the fond arms of his bride.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell