Definition of Mumblety-peg

1. Noun. A game in which players throw or flip a jackknife in various ways so that the knife sticks in the ground.

Exact synonyms: Mumble-the-peg
Generic synonyms: Child's Game



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mumblety-peg

multurers
multures
multuring
mum
mum's the word
mumble
mumble-the-peg
mumblecore
mumbled
mumblenews
mumblenewses
mumbler
mumblers
mumbles
mumbleth
mumblety-peg (current term)
mumblety peg
mumbletypeg
mumbling
mumblingly
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mumbly
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mumchance
mumification necrosis
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Literary usage of Mumblety-peg

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

1. Games and Songs of American Children by William Wells Newell (1903)
"mumblety-peg. In this game of boys and girls, a knife is cast to the earth, on a piece of turf, with the point downwards, and must remain sticking there; ..."

2. "That Damn Y": A Record of Overseas Service by Katherine Mayo (1920)
"... finks as the prize in a mumblety-peg championship contest, because mumblety-peg was a thing you could play on that floor in that dark. ..."

3. "That Damn Y": A Record of Overseas Service by Katherine Mayo (1920)
"... links as the prize in a mumblety-peg championship contest, because mumblety-peg was a thing you could play on that floor in that dark. ..."

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