Origin of rummy1
Definition for rummy (2 of 3)
noun, plural rum·mies.
Definition for rummy (3 of 3)
adjective, rum·mi·er, rum·mi·est. Chiefly British Slang.
Examples from the Web for 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)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Does making these comments take more or less gall than Rummy with that tweet this morning?
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|Howard Kurtz|February 3, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“I picked up a rummy curio on the beach this go,” said the captain.The Plattner Story and Others|H. G. Wells
"Nothin' except gettin' trimmed in a rummy game," says Hatch, but he didn't get no rise.Gullible's Travels, Etc.|Ring W. Lardner
Rummy, he reflected, how chappies stayed the same all their lives as they were when they were kids.Jill the Reckless|P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
What girl wouldn't be rummy at breakfast, tied for life to a ghastly outsider like himself?Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
"Rummy thing," said the adjutant, after Cottar had returned to his wilderness with twenty other devils worse than the first.The Day's Work, Volume 1|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for rummy (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rummy
British Dictionary definitions for rummy (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for rummy (3 of 3)
noun plural -mies
Word Origin and History for rummy
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.