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bumblepuppy

[buhm-buh l-puhp-ee] /ˈbʌm bəlˌpʌp i/
noun
1.
a game of whist played carelessly or contrary to rules and conventions.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; bumble1 + puppy
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British Dictionary definitions for bumble-puppy

bumble-puppy

noun
1.
a game in which a ball, attached by string to a post, is hit so that the string winds round the post
2.
(modifier) (of whist or bridge) played unskilfully
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Slang definitions & phrases for bumble-puppy

bumblepuppy

noun
  1. A bridge game played haphazardly
  2. An indifferent or erratic player

[1930s+ Cardplayers; fr a late 1800s British term for inexpert whist]


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