snip·​snap·​sno·​rum | \ ¦snipˌsnapˈsnōrəm, -nȯr- \
plural -s

Definition of snipsnapsnorum

: a game in which one player lays a card on the table, the others in turn must match its rank if able, the first to do so says snip, the second snap, and the third snorum, and the winner is the one who gets rid of all his cards first

called also Earl of Coventry

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History and Etymology for snipsnapsnorum

Low German snipp-snapp-snurr, snipp-snapp-snorum, from snipp + snapp + snurr, snorum, interjections used during play

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“Snipsnapsnorum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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