bumble-puppy

bumblepuppy

[buhm-buhl-puhp-ee]
noun
a game of whist played carelessly or contrary to rules and conventions.

Origin:
1795–1805; bumble1 + puppy

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bumble-puppy
 
n
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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