muggins

[ muhg-inz ]
/ ˈmʌg ɪnz /

noun

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.

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Origin of muggins

First recorded in 1850–55; probably special use of proper name; def. 3 by association with mug (def. 4)

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British Dictionary definitions for muggins

muggins
/ (ˈmʌɡɪnz) /

noun

British slang
  1. a simpleton; silly person
  2. a title used humorously to refer to oneself
a variation on the game of dominoes
a card game

Word Origin for muggins

C19: probably from the surname Muggins
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