mum·​ble·​ty-peg | \ ˈməm-bəl-(tē-)ˌpeg How to pronounce mumblety-peg (audio) , -blē-ˌpeg \
variants: or less commonly mumble-the-peg \ ˈməm-​bəl-​(t͟hə-​)ˌpeg How to pronounce mumble-the-peg (audio) , -​blē-​ˌpeg \ or mumble peg \ ˈməm-​bəl-​ˌpeg How to pronounce mumble peg (audio) , -​blē-​ \

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

First Known Use of mumblety-peg

1627, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Mumblety-peg.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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