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.

1850–55; probably special use of proper name; def. 3 by association with mug Unabridged
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muggins (ˈmʌɡɪnz)
1.  slang (Brit)
 a.  a simpleton; silly person
 b.  a title used humorously to refer to oneself
2.  a variation on the game of dominoes
3.  a card game
[C19: probably from the surname Muggins]

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"fool, simpleton," 1855, apparently from the surname, perhaps influenced by slang mug "dupe, fool" (see mug (n.2)).
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