mumblety-peg


mum·ble·ty–peg

noun \ˈməm-bəl-(tē-)ˌpeg, -blē-ˌpeg\

Definition of MUMBLETY-PEG

:  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

mum·ble·ty–peg also mum·ble–the–peg \-bəl-(thə-)ˌpeg, -blē-ˌpeg\ or mumble peg \-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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