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rum·my 1

A card game, played in many variations, in which the object is to obtain melds of three or more cards of the same rank or three or more consecutive cards of the same suit.

[Origin unknown.]

rum·my 2

n. pl. rum·mies Slang
A drunkard.

rum·my 3

adj. rum·mi·er, rum·mi·est Chiefly British
Odd, strange, or dangerous; rum.


(ˈrʌmɪ) or


(Card Games) a card game based on collecting sets and sequences
[C20: perhaps from rum2]


another word for rum2


n, pl -mies
US and Canadian a slang word for drunkard
(Brewing) of or like rum in taste or smell


(ˈrʌm i)

any of various card games for two, three, or four players, each dealt seven, nine, or ten cards, in which the object is to match cards into sets and sequences.
[1905–10; of obscure orig.]


(ˈrʌm i)

n., pl. -mies,
adj. n.
1. Slang. a drunkard.
2. of or like rum: a rummy taste.
3. Slang. strange; odd.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rummy - a chronic drinkerrummy - a chronic drinker      
alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, souse, soaker - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
2.rummy - a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
gin rummy, knock rummy, gin - a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points
basket rummy, canasta, meld - a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
Adj.1.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"
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"

rummy 1

Slang. A person who is habitually drunk:

rummy 2

British Slang. Deviating from the customary:
Slang: kooky, screwball.
British Slang: rum.


1 [ˈrʌmɪ]
A. ADJ (Brit) = rum 2
B. N (US) (= drunk) → borracho/a m/f


2 [ˈrʌmɪ] N (Cards) → rummy m


[ˈrʌmi] nrami m


n (Cards) → Rommé nt, → Rommee nt


[ˈrʌmɪ] nramino
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