bumble-puppy

bumble-puppy

n
1. (Ball Games, other than specified) a game in which a ball, attached by string to a post, is hit so that the string winds round the post
2. (Card Games) a game of whist or bridge that is played unskilfully
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Playing bumble-puppy with Minnie Beebe, niece to the rector, and aged thirteen--an ancient and most honourable game, which consists in striking tennis-balls high into the air, so that they fall over the net and immoderately bounce; some hit Mrs.
Cecil was absent--one did not play bumble-puppy when he was there.
Saturn's all right for bumble-puppy," cried Freddy, joining them.
There he worked a series of jobs that included co-founding the satirical comic magazine "Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy.