cribbage

[ krib-ij ]
/ ˈkrɪb ɪdʒ /

noun

a card game for two or sometimes three or four players, a characteristic feature of which is the crib, and in which the object is to make counting combinations for points that are scored on a cribbage board.

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Origin of cribbage

First recorded in 1620–30; crib + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for cribbage

cribbage
/ (ˈkrɪbɪdʒ) /

noun

a game of cards for two to four, in which players try to win a set number of points before their opponentsOften shortened to: crib

Word Origin for cribbage

C17: of uncertain origin
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