gin rummy

noun Cards.

Origin of gin rummy

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for gin rummy

poker, roulette, bridge, lottery, bingo, canasta, gin, lotto, pinochle, twenty-one

British Dictionary definitions for gin rummy

gin rummy


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

Word Origin for gin rummy

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