crambo, kram′bo, n. a game in which one gives a word to which another finds a rhyme: rime.
He looked up for a moment, then gave a low whistle, and crambo again set out on his rounds.
They talk and laugh together; and many a passion has had its birth in crambo, or the little box of amourettes.
Query, What is the meaning of crambo here, and is it to be met with elsewhere with a similar meaning?
The few works which treat on the subject have all become as obselete as “hot cockles” and “crambo.”
Crabbe says, "crambo is a play, in rhyming, in which he that repeats a word that was said before forfeits something."
The game of crambo, in which each player has to write a noun on one piece of paper, and a question on 304 another, is curious.
Mary says in her second letter: We had a tremendous fit of crambo again last night from eight to eleven without stopping.
Sir Guy nearly died of crambo, and was very near taking a Dictionary with him the next time.