- a convention in the card game of cribbage in which a player scores points overlooked by an opponent.
- a game of dominoes, in which any player who can make the sum of two ends of the line equal five or a multiple of five adds the number so made to his or her score.
- British Slang. a fool.
Origin of muggins
Examples from the Web for muggins
Historical Examples of muggins
"Muggins's Fork," some stockman said he heard it called a month ago.Marion's Faith.
“Ditto,” said Muggins, nodding his head and buttoning his jacket.
Larry,” said Muggins, “I think we have got into the doldrums.
The consequences were severe on some of the men, particularly on Muggins.Lost in the Forest
But Mr. Muggins was obstinate, and would not listen to reason.The Motor Boys Over the Ocean
- British slang
- a simpleton; silly person
- a title used humorously to refer to oneself
- a variation on the game of dominoes
- a card game
Word Origin for muggins
Word Origin and History for muggins
"fool, simpleton," 1855, apparently from the surname, perhaps influenced by slang mug "dupe, fool" (1859; see mug (n.2)).