gin rummy

noun

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

Examples of gin rummy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her sister, Wanda Adcock, said the siblings entertained themselves with board games and gin rummy. al, 26 Apr. 2022 Sitting with his wife, Mimi, playing gin rummy at a table outside Gate H, Strickland said rheumatic fever kept him away from ballparks as a child. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 The original game is fairly similar to gin rummy: The players draw and discard tiles to assemble a winning hand of 14, usually consisting of four sets of three and a pair. Annelise Heinz, WSJ, 6 May 2021 Uri Segal was playing gin rummy with his family several years ago when his 16-year-old daughter Maayan asked him a question: Why is the king worth more than the queen? David Oliver, USA Today, 22 Mar. 2021 Elders played mahjong, gin rummy and chatted with one another in Hungarian, one of the strangest European languages. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2021 Where to gather for a game of backcountry gin rummy? T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 7 Apr. 2020 Her favorite past times included playing Mah Jong and gin rummy. courant.com, 11 Oct. 2019 The first, on Third Street, drew men from all over San Francisco and the Bay Area who played poker and gin rummy and placed bets with bookies in saloons with special gambling rooms. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, 10 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of gin rummy

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gin rummy

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2 May 2022

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“Gin rummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gin%20rummy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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