Main definitions of rummy in English

: rummy1rummy2

rummy1

Pronunciation /ˈrəmē/ /ˈrəmi/

Translate rummy into Spanish

noun

  • A card game, sometimes played with two decks, in which the players try to form sets and sequences of cards.

    ‘As the name suggests, this tile game is related to the card game rummy.’
    • ‘I remember the house still had gas lighting and that I was introduced to cards - whist and rummy.’
    • ‘As in basic rummy, a meld is a combination of cards from your hand which you place face up on the table, where it stays until the end of a hand.’
    • ‘Only in the meld scoring forms of rummy including 500 Rum, canasta and their relatives is the main aim of the game to form combinations that score points.’
    • ‘Gin Rummy is one of the most popular forms of rummy.’
    • ‘Card games and mah-jongg, a Chinese game similar to rummy that is played with ivory tiles, regularly involve gambling.’
    • ‘Ambusch is a card game that combines elements of rummy and poker.’
    • ‘Leigh discovered a deck of cards and challenged Amber to a game of rummy.’
    • ‘While the men played poker and rummy in the bunk-house I read one of my books in the barn.’
    • ‘Saturday nights after dinner are good times for card games: crazy eights, rummy, old maid, poker, 21.’
    • ‘As it is, you have a tidy game full of player interaction, with a ruleset that is similar enough to rummy to make it easy to learn and different enough to make the game feel original.’
    • ‘Later that night, after Matthew had arrived and everyone unpacked, Christopher and the guys were playing a game of rummy in their room.’
    • ‘He met his buddies for coffee every morning on campus, and every afternoon at the club he played rummy.’
    • ‘As the week went on he taught her gin, he taught her hearts, he taught her rummy.’
    • ‘Granny would draw the curtains lest the neighbours should spot us playing rummy in her front room.’
    • ‘Afterwards we went in together and ate our soup with the roti and then, in the lantern light by the fire, played rummy for imaginary sums.’
    • ‘They are confusing me with the rules for all these new variations on rummy.’
    • ‘The second floor seemed to be the card floor, and it was split into several areas with signs to mark off each area; there were places for blackjack, poker, craps, rummy and the rest.’
    • ‘As played by Americans, it was a sort of cross between rummy and dominoes involving building walls and then breaking them down.’

Origin

Early 20th century of unknown origin.

Main definitions of rummy in English

: rummy1rummy2

rummy2

Pronunciation /ˈrəmē/ /ˈrəmi/

Translate rummy into Spanish

adjectiverummier, rummiest

another term for rum
  • ‘It was a rummy feeling hearing the shells coming.’