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Definition of "rummy" [rum•my]

  • A card game, played in many variations, in which the object is to obtain sets of three or more cards of the same rank or suit. (noun)
  • Slang A drunkard. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Odd, strange, or dangerous; rum. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rummy" in a sentence
  • "No matter how hard I try, I will never beat you at Scrabble, or gin rummy or any game, ever."
  • "Curiously, Jamie and another important character play gin rummy instead."
  • "Kashing get together with him continually to play gin rummy games."