- any of various card games for two, three, or four players, each usually being dealt seven, nine, or ten cards, in which the object is to match cards into sets and sequences.
Origin of rummy1
- Slang. a drunkard.
- of or like rum.
Origin of rummy2
- odd; peculiar.
Origin of rummy3
Related Words for rummyfunny, crazy, oddball, freak, bent, irregular, singular, beat, characteristic, offbeat, queer, wild, weird, aberrant, sponge, alcoholic, tippler, drunk, lush, inebriate
Examples from the Web for rummy
Contemporary Examples of rummy
The “rooty toot toot” is simply the noise the horns make, while “rummy tum tum” is the drums.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
December 24, 2014
Does making these comments take more or less gall than Rummy with that tweet this morning?Because It'll Be Different This Time
March 19, 2013
Anderson declined to run a correction, even after Rummy gave him a tour of the office.Rumsfeld's Lighter Side from New Book Known and Unknown
February 3, 2011
Historical Examples of rummy
Rummy accent and all that, but nevertheless a soft and pleasing voice.
Rummy as the gadget might appear, it had been the right thing to do.
People talk about that rummy motor at Bonnington and Aldington to this day.The Magic World
And, most important of all to a rummy, you drink the best booze and as much of it as you want.Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Most likely I'll do my best to stop whatever it is you've got in that rummy head of yours.'Peterkin
Mary Louisa Molesworth
- a card game based on collecting sets and sequences
Word Origin for rummy
- another word for rum 2
- US and Canadian a slang word for drunkard
- of or like rum in taste or smell
card game, 1910, rhummy, of unknown origin. Gin rummy is first attested 1941. Meaning "drunkard" is 1851, from rum (n.). Meaning "opponent of temperance" in U.S. politics is from 1860.