What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?
card game, 1910, rhummy, of unknown origin. Gin rummy is first attested 1941. Meaning "drunkard" is 1851, from rum (n.). Meaning "opponent of temperance" in U.S. politics is from 1860.
A drunkard; lush: He spotted the old rummy at the corner (1851+)