gum game

noun

Definition of gum game

slang
: a trick intended to cheat or swindle a victim

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History and Etymology for gum game

probably from gum entry 3 (tree) + game; probably from the observation that opossums and raccoons often hide in a sweet-gum tree when hunted

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“Gum game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gum%20game. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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