noun, often capitalized mug·gins \ˈməgə̇nz\

Definition of muggins



  1. 1a :  a provision in many games played in England that if a player fails to record an earned score promptly his opponent may say muggins and claim that score —used especially in cribbage and dominoes b :  a dominoes game identical with sniff except that the muggins provision is included c :  any of various card games in which a score overlooked may be claimed by saying muggins or in which the player with the worst score is called muggins —used especially in children's games

  2. 2 :  simpleton had seen too many muggins come bowing and smiling — Enid Bagnold

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Origin and Etymology of muggins

probably from the name Muggins

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to criticize severely

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