parlor game


Definition of parlor game

: a game suitable for playing indoors

Examples of parlor game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the next few days, expect the new Washington parlor game to be identifying the Democratic Party operative who was allegedly a source for Igor Danchenko’s dossier claims. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 4 Nov. 2021 But guessing who might launch a theoretical primary challenge to Harris has become an ongoing insider parlor game. Edward-isaac Dovere And Jasmine Wright, CNN, 14 Nov. 2021 The slow pace has turned the quadrennial parlor game of predicting cabinet picks into a far more protracted and opaque process, with lobbyists, interest groups and other Richmond insiders left guessing what the new administration might look like. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 The current discussion of billionaires puts significant weight on lists of the wealthy by media outlets like Forbes and Bloomberg, which are at best incomplete and in some cases almost a parlor game. New York Times, 28 Oct. 2021 Expect this question to become a favorite pundit parlor game. Nate Jones, Vulture, 22 Oct. 2021 The political calculus underlying Hochul's eventual choice has become a favorite parlor game of New York politicos. Gregory Krieg, CNN, 23 Aug. 2021 Dark Souls and Doom both earned dungeon-crawling modules, and Riot Games themselves created a lavish, $100 League of Legends parlor game called Mechs vs. Minions. Luke Winkie, Wired, 9 June 2021 From the news reports, one would be forgiven for concluding that the whole thing is a parlor game. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 11 June 2021

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First Known Use of parlor game

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parlor game was in 1854

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16 Jan 2022

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“Parlor game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of parlor game

: a game (such as a board game, card game, or guessing game) that you play inside your home


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