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crambo

[kram-boh] /ˈkræm boʊ/
noun, plural cramboes.
1.
a game in which one person or side must find a rhyme to a word or a line of verse given by another.
2.
inferior rhyme.
Origin of crambo
1600-1610
1600-10; earlier crambe < Latin crambē repetīta phrase used by Juvenal in reference to unimaginative writing, literally, repeated (i.e., re-served) cabbage (< Greek krambē kind of cabbage)
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  • He found enjoyment in playing the intellectual rhyming game crambo with his peers.
British Dictionary definitions for crambo

crambo

/ˈkræmbəʊ/
noun
1.
a word game in which one team says a rhyme or rhyming line for a word or line given by the other team
Word Origin
C17: from earlier crambe, probably from Latin crambē repetīta cabbage repeated, hence an old story, a rhyming game, from Greek krambē
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