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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Perhaps from rummy 'strange' (19-20 centuries), from rum 'strange' (18-21 centuries), probably from rome 'excellent' (16-19 centuries)

rummy

noun
     
Related topics: Cards
rum‧my [uncountable]
DGC a simple card game in which players try to collect series of cards

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