Definition of Gin rummy

1. Noun. A form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points.

Exact synonyms: Gin, Knock Rummy
Generic synonyms: Rum, Rummy

Definition of Gin rummy

1. Noun. (context: card games) A card-holding game and variant of rummy. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gin Rummy

gin and it
gin and tonic
gin burglars
gin fizz
gin mill
gin palace
gin palaces
gin pole
gin rickey
gin rummy (current term)
gin sling
gin up

Literary usage of Gin rummy

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1. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"He was the only one of that barracks who had not gone out that night to see the movie. He challenged me to a game of gin rummy. ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... picture is the existence of an older meld, used to mean “to declare or announce (a card or cards) for a score in a card game (as pinochle or gin rummy). ..."

3. Landscapes of Menorca: A Countryside Guide by Rodney Ansell (2001)
"Again, provided you have adequate protective clothing, the walks described here are an excellent alternative to paperback novels or gin rummy as a way of ..."

4. What Makes Industries Strategic: A Perspective on Technology, Economic by Martin C. Libicki (1996)
"If one likens the world economy to a gigantic game of gin rummy, then the ability to rate the strategic content of industry is of some importance in ..."

5. Family Words: The Dictionary for People Who Don't Know a Frone from a Brinkle by Paul Dickson (1998)
"“It was first used and Is generally still used (ten years later) in a game of gin rummy when your sets and runs are so mixed up you can't sort them out and ..."

6. The Last Witness from a Dirt Road by Bill Hunt (2005)
"Cathrine and Caroline were waiting in the front room, where we played gin rummy for almost an hour. The entire time, I was nervous and anxious, ..."

7. The Glow of Embers: Fragments with a Twist! by Robert Cronin (1996)
"... and relentless, ceaseless gin rummy. I didn't let him win, he just did. The money we bet was reasonable. He could beat the pants off me and I'm not that ..."

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