gin rummy

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gin rummy

n.
A variety of rummy for two or more persons in which a player may win by matching all his or her cards or may end the game by melding with unmatched cards that add up to ten points or fewer.

gin rummy

(dʒɪn)
n
(Card Games) 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
[C20: from gin1 + rummy1, apparently from a humorous allusion to gin and rum]

gin1

(dʒɪn)

n.
an alcoholic liquor distilled or redistilled with juniper berries, orange peel, or other flavorings.
[1705–15; shortened from geneva]

gin2

(dʒɪn)

n., v. ginned, gin•ning. n.
2. a trap or snare for game.
3. a machine employing simple tackle or windlass mechanisms for hoisting.
v.t.
4. to clear (cotton) of seeds with a gin.
5. to snare (game).
[1150–1200; < Old French engin engine]
gin′ner, n.

gin4

(dʒɪn)

n.
1. Also called gin rummy. a variety of rummy for two players, sometimes played with knocking.
2. a gin hand in which the cards are matched in sets, winning extra points.
[1955–60; perhaps gin1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gin rummy - a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 pointsgin rummy - a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
rum, rummy - a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
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