Cram"bo (-b?), n. [Cf. Cramp, a., difficult.]

1.

A game in which one person gives a word, to which another finds a rhyme.

I saw in one corner . . . a cluster of men and women,diverting themselves with a game at crambo. I heard several double rhymes . . . which raised a great deal of mirth. Addison.

2.

A word rhyming with another word.

His similes in order set And every crambo he could get. Swift.

Dumb crambo, a game in which one party of players give a word which rhymes with another, which last to be guessed by the opposing party, who represent in dumb show what they think it to be.

 

© Webster 1913.

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