n.1.The old game of nineholes.
2.(Card Playing) Whist played in an unscientific way.
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BUMBLEPUPPY (bum-b'l-pup-ee)--a frisky young dog inept at learning new tricks [a game of whist played carelessly or unscientifically]
Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy.
Many Americans have become like the citizens of Huxley's dystopia, who dissipated their energies in mindless games like Centrifugal Bumblepuppy and amoral, sensuous diversions like the feelies and the orgy-porgy.