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gin rummy

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noun Cards.
  1. gin4(def 1).
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Origin of gin rummy

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for gin rummy

gin rummy

noun
  1. a version of rummy in which a player may go out if the odd cards outside his sequences total less than ten pointsOften shortened to: gin
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Word Origin

C20: from gin 1 + rummy 1, apparently from a humorous allusion to gin and rum
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