mum·​ble·​ty-peg ˈməm-bəl-(tē-)ˌpeg How to pronounce mumblety-peg (audio)
variants or less commonly mumble-the-peg or mumble peg
: a game in which the players try to flip a knife from various positions so that the blade will stick into the ground

Word History


from the phrase mumble the peg; from the loser's originally having to pull out with his teeth a peg driven into the ground

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mumblety-peg was in 1627


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Cite this Entry

“Mumblety-peg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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