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muggins

[muhg-inz] /ˈmʌg ɪnz/
noun
1.
a convention in the card game of cribbage in which a player scores points overlooked by an opponent.
2.
a game of dominoes, in which any player who can make the sum of two ends of the line equal five or a multiple of five adds the number so made to his or her score.
3.
British Slang. a fool.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; probably special use of proper name; def. 3 by association with mug
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muggins

/ˈmʌɡɪnz/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang)
  1. a simpleton; silly person
  2. a title used humorously to refer to oneself
2.
a variation on the game of dominoes
3.
a card game
Word Origin
C19: probably from the surname Muggins
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Word Origin and History for muggins
n.

"fool, simpleton," 1855, apparently from the surname, perhaps influenced by slang mug "dupe, fool" (1859; see mug (n.2)).

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