1

rummy

play
adjective rum·my \ˈrə-mē\

Definition of rummy

rummier

;

rummiest

  1. :  queer, odd feeling a little rummy from our trip up the escalator — New Yorker

Origin and Etymology of rummy

2rum


First Known Use: 1828


2

rummy

noun rum·my

Definition of rummy

plural

rummies

Origin and Etymology of rummy

1rum


First Known Use: 1843


3

rummy

noun rum·my

Definition of rummy

  1. :  any of several card games for two or more players in which each player tries to assemble groups of three or more cards of the same rank or suit and to be the first to meld them all

Origin and Etymology of rummy

perhaps from 1rummy


First Known Use: 1910


RUMMY Defined for Kids

rummy

play
noun rum·my \ˈrə-mē\

Definition of rummy for Students

  1. :  a card game in which each player tries to lay down cards in groups of three or more



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rummy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!