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rum·my 1

 (rŭm′ē)
n.
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

 (rŭm′ē)
n. pl. rum·mies Slang
A drunkard.

rum·my 3

 (rŭm′ē)
adj. rum·mi·er, rum·mi·est Chiefly British
Odd, strange, or dangerous; rum.
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rummy

(ˈrʌmɪ) or

rum

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

rummy

(ˈrʌmɪ)
adj
another word for rum2

rummy

(ˈrʌmɪ)
n, pl -mies
US and Canadian a slang word for drunkard
adj
(Brewing) of or like rum in taste or smell
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rum•my1

(ˈrʌm i)

n.
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.]

rum•my2

(ˈrʌm i)

n., pl. -mies,
adj. n.
1. Slang. a drunkard.
adj.
2. of or like rum: a rummy taste.
3. Slang. strange; odd.
[1850–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rummy - a chronic drinkerrummy - a chronic drinker      
alcoholic, 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"
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rummy 1

noun
Slang. A person who is habitually drunk:

rummy 2

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

rummy

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

rummy

2 [ˈrʌmɪ] N (Cards) → rummy m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rummy

[ˈrʌmi] nrami m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rummy

n (Cards) → Rommé nt, → Rommee nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

rummy

[ˈrʌmɪ] nramino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Remember that lah-de-dah bookkeeper rummy? Well, just keep on rememborin' him an' what he got."
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An' you'd better tell the rummy to beat it unless you want to see'm get his face hurt."
Any rummy that comes between a fellow an' his girl ought to get hurt."
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"Bit rummy, I expect, from the point of view of grammar," said Bert, "but they ought to get the hang of it all right.
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