parlor game

noun

Definition of parlor game 

: a game suitable for playing indoors

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As early as the 1870s, ladies’ magazines included suggestions for safe and organized Halloween celebrations, complete with crafts and parlor games. Regina Hansen, WSJ, "The Multicultural Past of Our Commercial Halloween," 26 Oct. 2018 Aperennially diverting parlor game is to suggest who should have won a Nobel Prize but didn’t. David P. Barash, WSJ, "‘The Tangled Tree’ Review: From Tiny Seeds," 9 Aug. 2018 Drinks are also available for the guests, of course, and the show will also feature live music and parlor games for an interactive element. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 5 July 2018 In what has become a parlor game in Trump’s Washington, rumors swirled about Kelly’s fate Thursday as the president sounded out allies about potential replacements for the retired four-star general. Catherine Lucey, Time, "President Trump Floats Chief of Staff Replacements Amid Shake-Up," 29 June 2018 That curiosity, no surprise, has extended to the question of who will lead the venture—with the naming of various candidates turning into a public parlor game. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Brainstorm Health: JPM-Amazon-Berkshire Leaders, CRISPR and Cancer, Soon-Shiong IPO," 11 June 2018 And this has fostered a new parlor game, giving the President's wife free advice. Fox News, "Press pounds pardon story; 'Roseanne' reboot strikes chord," 1 Apr. 2018 This latest edition of musical investigation chairs, that old Washington parlor game, guaranteed that the Nunes's connection to the Russia spy controversy might throw the Alpha Omega Winery onto the defensive. Timothy J. Burger, Town & Country, "The Side Business Devin Nunes and Donald Trump Have in Common," 17 Apr. 2017 Well, the global economic recovery has now ticked all the boxes, and the new parlor game on Wall Street is predicting the top of the bull market and the peak of the economic cycle. Rob Curran, WSJ, "Test Your Smarts on...Stock-Market Cycles," 6 May 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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parlor game

noun

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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