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parlor game


  1. any game usually played indoors, especially in the living room or parlor, as a word game or a quiz, requiring little or no physical activity.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of parlor game1

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example Sentences

Cartersville has a lot to follow, yet now it has tacked on the country’s favorite parlor game, NFL draft-speculating.

But suppose you played the same parlor game with your personal life.

But blame-the-candidate is a Democratic parlor game played when they lose local seats they should have won by the numbers.

Guessing at, and suggesting, questions has become a popular parlor game for the British press.

Unwrapping her many layers has become the current parlor game of the media and blogosphere.

The most popular parlor game in Washington, D.C., these days is the bludgeoning of the McCain campaign.

It is a favorite parlor game; but Bryan never stays dead, because there is something enduring in him.

For a year and a half I've been learning and discovering that life isn't a parlor game.

It is also an excellent parlor game, and is full of sport if played by quick, alert players.

However, this is no parlor game that you and I are playing, and desperate circumstances sometimes necessitate desperate measures.


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