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gin rummy

noun, Cards.
gin4 (def 1).
Origin of gin rummy
1940-45 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gin rummy
  • We ate our pizza on paper napkins and played gin rummy in the tack room.
  • Even so, his ascetic austerity drew the line at gin rummy, which he delighted to play of an evening.
British Dictionary definitions for gin rummy

gin rummy

a version of rummy in which a player may go out if the odd cards outside his sequences total less than ten points Often shortened to gin
Word Origin
C20: from gin1 + rummy1, apparently from a humorous allusion to gin and rum
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