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mumblety–peg

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noun mum·ble·ty–peg \ˈməm-bəl-(tē-)ˌpeg, -blē-ˌpeg\

Definition of mumblety–peg

  1. :  a game in which the players try to flip a knife from various positions so that the blade will stick into the ground



Variants of mumblety–peg

also mumble–the–peg play \-bəl-(thə-)ˌpeg, -blē-ˌpeg\ or mumble peg play \-bəl-ˌpeg, -blē-\

Origin of mumblety–peg

from the phrase mumble the peg; from the loser's originally having to pull out with his teeth a peg driven into the ground


First Known Use: 1627


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