Dictionary.com

mumbletypeg

[ muhm-buhl-tee-peg ]
/ 藞m蕦m b蓹l ti藢p蓻g /
Save This Word!

noun
a children's game played with a pocketknife, the object being to cause the blade to stick in the ground or a wooden surface by flipping the knife in a number of prescribed ways or from a number of prescribed positions.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?
Also mum路ble路de路peg, mum路ble路dy路peg [muhm-buhl-dee-peg], /藞m蕦m b蓹l di藢p蓻g/, mumble peg, mum路ble-the-peg [muhm-buhl-thuh-peg], /藞m蕦m b蓹l 冒蓹藢p蓻g/, mum路ble路ty-peg, mum路bly-peg [muhm-blee-peg]. /藞m蕦m bli藢p蓻g/.

Origin of mumbletypeg

1620鈥30; from phrase mumble the peg (see mumble); so named because the losing player was formerly required to pull a peg from the ground with their teeth
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mumbletypeg in a sentence

  • "I think they're more fun than playing solitaire or mumbletypeg," declared Uncle Henry, soberly.

British Dictionary definitions for mumbletypeg

mumbletypeg
/ (藞m蕦mblt瑟藢p蓻伞) /

noun
US a game in which players throw a knife in various prescribed ways, the aim being to make the blade stick in the ground

Word Origin for mumbletypeg

C17: from mumble the peg, a loser in the game being required to pull the knife out of the ground using the teeth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK