crambo

[ kram-boh ]
/ ˈkræm boʊ /

noun, plural cram·boes.

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.

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Origin of crambo

First recorded in 1600–10; earlier crambe <Latin crambē repetīta “cabbage reheated, re-served,” a phrase used in Juvenal's “Seventh Satire” (“Reheated cabbage kills teachers”) in reference to unimaginative writing, from Greek krámbē “cabbage”
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British Dictionary definitions for crambo

crambo
/ (ˈkræmbəʊ) /

noun

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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