rummy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rummy beyond or deviating from the usual or expected "a curious hybrid accent","her speech has a funny twang","they have some funny ideas about war","had an odd name","the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves","something definitely queer about this town","what a rum fellow","singular behavior"
    • n rummy a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    • n rummy a chronic drinker
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rummy Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor.
    • n Rummy One who drinks rum; an habitually intemperate person.
    • a Rummy Strange; odd.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rummy Of or pertaining to rum: as, a rummy flavor.
    • rummy Rum; queer.
    • n rummy A drunkard; also one who favors the liquor traffic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rummy rum′i rum: queer.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Rum (a.)

Usage

In literature:

Most likely I'll do my best to stop whatever it is you've got in that rummy head of yours.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
But it's a rummy affair altogether.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
He takes some kind of dope, and he cheats at rummy.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
These sagebrush rummies out here give me a pain.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
People talk about that rummy motor at Bonnington and Aldington to this day.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
So help me rummy, I was that angry with him I couldn't hear myself speak.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Don't let him get away like that, you pack of rummies!
"The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons" by James Francis Thierry
They're a rummy kind!
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
It was a rummy little animal.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
What a rummy little show!
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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In poetry:

I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.
"To My Valentine" by Ogden Nash
The front door was locked, barred and bolted
I thought to myself this is rummy
I was six stone - no more - I got under the door
And wriggled inside on my tummy.
"The Infernal Triangle" by Billy Bennett

In news:

(FORTUNE Small Business) – Remember when home entertainment amounted to an evening in front of the RCA, a few hands of gin rummy, and a fistful of Jiffy Pop.
Finally, Penny does a little fancy grooming around the face and voila Rummy looks like a million bucks.
'Poked' And 'Tummy' Become 'Poker' And ' Rummy '.
The heyday of The Rummy Joint.
Beyond Rummy , the Stars.
French 'Deck' Bush, Rummy .
Some rummy facts with which to regale your fellow drinkers.
The druggist, Mr Gower, would be a rummy jailbird and Jimmy Stewart's little brother would have fallen l through the ice and drowned as a boy.
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