Definition of muggins
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 : 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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