Definition of Muggins

1. Noun. A person who lacks good judgment.

Exact synonyms: Fool, Sap, Saphead, Tomfool
Specialized synonyms: Ass, Buffoon, Clown, Flibbertigibbet, Foolish Woman, Fucker, Bozo, Cuckoo, Fathead, Goof, Goofball, Goose, Jackass, Twat, Zany, Meshuggeneh, Meshuggener, Morosoph, Putz, Wally
Generic synonyms: Simple, Simpleton
Derivative terms: Fool, Fool



Definition of Muggins

1. n. A game of dominoes in which the object is to make the sum of the two ends of the line some multiple of five.

2. v. t. In certain games, to score against, or take an advantage over (an opponent), as for an error, announcing the act by saying "muggins."

Definition of Muggins

1. Noun. A fool or idiot (context: especially as an ironic way of referring to oneself). ¹

2. Noun. (cribbage) The act of stealing another player's points because they either mis-pegged or counted up incorrectly. House rules specify whether the mugginser gets the mugginsee's points or whether those points are simply lost. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Muggins

1. a card game [n MUGGINS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muggins

muggard
muggars
mugged
muggee
muggees
mugger
muggers
mugget
muggier
muggiest
muggily
mugginess
mugginesses
mugging
muggings
muggins (current term)
mugginses
muggish
muggled
muggling
muggs
muggur
muggurs
muggy
mughal
mughals
mugham
mughams
mugho pine
mughouse

Literary usage of Muggins

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1868)
"Taste this rum," said Mr. muggins ; and he filled two wine glasses with the juice of Jamaica's ... exclaimed Mr. muggins; and he bestowed a most sapient and ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"From this moment, muggins gives all the energies of his soul to the pedestal of the monument; the Monument to the Good DUKE or CAMBRIDGE, and the Pedestal ..."

3. Standard Dialogues, Designed for School and Parlor Entertainments by Alexander Clark (1898)
"A room in Mrs. muggins' house. Cousin Hannah, Jane sewing. Mas. M. [without]. ... Why, Mrs. muggins, I'm hurryin' jest as fast as I can. MRS. ..."

4. The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises, Studies, and Pursuits by Matilda Anne Planche Mackarness (1888)
""muggins." The cards are dealt to each player in turn, commencing with the one on ... If the card he turns up is of the same value as the " muggins'" card, ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"One bright November morning, Mr. muggins put him into a cart, and took him to the County Fair. All the rest of the day, Ben's ears were full of praises. ..."

6. Dissertations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne (1906)
"He'd have done th' same f'r muggins. But afther a while he found that muggins was chained to him f'r life. As a boy he was spoken iv as th' fellow that had ..."

7. The Metropolitan (1846)
"Fanchette accordingly tripped away to get the bif-lek, and left muggins ... For instance," said muggins, " the glorious treat we are just going to enjoy. ..."

8. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1868)
"Taste this rum," said Mr. muggins ; and he filled two wine glasses with the juice of Jamaica's ... exclaimed Mr. muggins; and he bestowed a most sapient and ..."

9. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"From this moment, muggins gives all the energies of his soul to the pedestal of the monument; the Monument to the Good DUKE or CAMBRIDGE, and the Pedestal ..."

10. Standard Dialogues, Designed for School and Parlor Entertainments by Alexander Clark (1898)
"A room in Mrs. muggins' house. Cousin Hannah, Jane sewing. Mas. M. [without]. ... Why, Mrs. muggins, I'm hurryin' jest as fast as I can. MRS. ..."

11. The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises, Studies, and Pursuits by Matilda Anne Planche Mackarness (1888)
""muggins." The cards are dealt to each player in turn, commencing with the one on ... If the card he turns up is of the same value as the " muggins'" card, ..."

12. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"One bright November morning, Mr. muggins put him into a cart, and took him to the County Fair. All the rest of the day, Ben's ears were full of praises. ..."

13. Dissertations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne (1906)
"He'd have done th' same f'r muggins. But afther a while he found that muggins was chained to him f'r life. As a boy he was spoken iv as th' fellow that had ..."

14. The Metropolitan (1846)
"Fanchette accordingly tripped away to get the bif-lek, and left muggins ... For instance," said muggins, " the glorious treat we are just going to enjoy. ..."

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