crambo

[kram-boh]
noun, plural cram·boes.
  1. a game in which one person or side must find a rhyme to a word or a line of verse given by another.
  2. inferior rhyme.

Origin of crambo

1600–10; earlier crambe < Latin crambē repetīta phrase used by Juvenal in reference to unimaginative writing, literally, repeated (i.e., re-served) cabbage (< Greek krambē kind of cabbage)
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crambo

noun
  1. a word game in which one team says a rhyme or rhyming line for a word or line given by the other team

Word Origin for crambo

C17: from earlier crambe, probably from Latin crambē repetīta cabbage repeated, hence an old story, a rhyming game, from Greek krambē
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