a card game for two or sometimes three or four players, a characteristic feature of which is the crib, and in which the object is to make counting combinations for points that are scored on a cribbage board.

1620–30; crib + -age Unabridged
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cribbage (ˈkrɪbɪdʒ)
Often shortened to: crib a game of cards for two to four, in which players try to win a set number of points before their opponents
[C17: of uncertain origin]

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Word Origin & History

the card game, 1630, probably from crib "set of cards thrown from each player's hand," of uncertain origin, though this word is later than the game name.
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Example sentences
Someday, in a house next door, a robot may be playing a game of cribbage with an elderly widow.
Drop-in card games and bridge, cribbage, pool and ping pong are popular.
He is quite proud of the fact that he and one other aboard ship were the only ones who knew how to play cribbage.
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