up Jenkins

noun

up Jen·​kins
-ˈjeŋkə̇nz
: a game in which the players seated on one side of a table pass a coin along under the table and the captain of the opposing team seated on the other side of the table commands them with the words up Jenkins and down Jenkins to show their hands and tries to guess which hand holds the coin

Word History

Etymology

jenkins from the name Jenkins

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“Up Jenkins.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20Jenkins. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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