- a game in which one person or side must find a rhyme to a word or a line of verse given by another.
- inferior rhyme.
Origin of crambo
Examples from the Web for crambo
Historical Examples of crambo
Crambo, kram′bo, n. a game in which one gives a word to which another finds a rhyme: rime.
They talk and laugh together; and many a passion has had its birth in crambo, or the little box of amourettes.My Neighbor Raymond (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XI)
Charles Paul de Kock
He looked up for a moment, then gave a low whistle, and Crambo again set out on his rounds.Debit and Credit
Query, What is the meaning of crambo here, and is it to be met with elsewhere with a similar meaning?
Crabbe says, "Crambo is a play, in rhyming, in which he that repeats a word that was said before forfeits something."
- a word game in which one team says a rhyme or rhyming line for a word or line given by the other team