gin rummy


gin rummy

noun

: a card game that is played by two players who are each dealt 10 cards

Full Definition of GIN RUMMY

:  a rummy game for two players in which each player is dealt 10 cards and in which a player may win a hand by matching all the cards in it or may end play when the unmatched cards count up to 10 points or less

Origin of GIN RUMMY

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First Known Use: 1940

gin rummy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Rummy game for two players in which each is dealt 10 cards and a player may win a hand by matching or sequencing by suit all the cards in it by drawing from a deck. Play may also end when the unmatched cards count up to 10 points or less. If a player matches all the cards he is “gin.” The first player to reach 100 points wins. The game was introduced in New York in 1909.

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