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Rummy  adj.  Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Rummy" Quotes from Famous Books



... bit of waiting the latch clicked and the door opened. The door was opened by Mr. Cloyster himself. He was in evening dress and hysterics. I thought I had heard a rummy sound from the other side of the door. Couldn't account for it at the time. Must ...
— Not George Washington - An Autobiographical Novel • P. G. Wodehouse

... rummy little frump,' and that he would take very good care to have an engagement for to-day as many miles as possible ...
— A College Girl • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... down the Avenue ruminating upon what had happened. "In the words of Alfred it's a rummy joint," he said to himself. "Father and son are a pair of birds. What do I care? I'm not going to let them get under my skin. I'll give them their money's worth for a month or so, then bid them ta-ta and hike to the blessed ...
— The Deaves Affair • Hulbert Footner

... Father Victor 'elps 'im with our Roman Catholicks— He knows an 'eap of Irish songs an' rummy conjurin' tricks; An' the two they works together when it comes to play or pray; So we keep the ball a-rollin' on ...
— The Seven Seas • Rudyard Kipling

... thing that Demming and I can be held to account for. You have no beefs coming, for that matter. You're getting everything you ever wanted. You've got the best suite in the best hotel on Callisto. You eat the best food the Solar System provides. And, most important of all to a rummy, you drink the best booze and as much of it as you want. What's more, unless either Demming or I go to the bother, you'll never be exposed. You'll live your life out being the ...
— Medal of Honor • Dallas McCord Reynolds

... the unfashionable side of this street, in a one-story wooden building, with a cottage roof, covered with thick, black moss, and having two great bow windows, and a very lean door, painted black, in front. It is a rummy old house to look at, for the great bow windows are always ornamented with old hats, which Mr. McArthur makes supply the place of glass; and the house itself, notwithstanding it keeps up the dignity of ...
— Justice in the By-Ways - A Tale of Life • F. Colburn Adams

... nodded freely and sagely; he was conciliatory, but clear in opinion. "I know, I know," he said. "It's very rum—you must naturally find it so. I know exactly how you feel about it. Oh, rum's the only word for it. Or rummy. Yes, you might call it rummy—or a go, you know—or anything like that." Then he grew plausible. "But I'm sure it's all right. It's a long story, but I'm quite sure. You've no idea what a fine girl ...
— Rest Harrow - A Comedy of Resolution • Maurice Hewlett

... could push a pen. You know Will Wilderbush, the famous novelist? Well, Bill died six years ago from over-assiduous cultivation of John Barleycorn, and they hushed it up. But every year there's a new novel comes from his pen. It's 'ghosts.' I was Bill number three. Isn't it rummy?" ...
— The Trail of '98 - A Northland Romance • Robert W. Service

... from the startled gaze of the deserted and finger-contused Julius Dilberry Pipps! Having asserted the entire realisation of his hastily-formed wish, in the emphatic words, "Well, I am blowed!" and a further comment, stating his conviction that "this was rayther a rummy go," Mr. Julius Dilberry Pipps reduced his exchequer the gross amount of threepence, paid in consideration of the instant receipt of "a pint o'porter and screw," to the fumigation of which he applied with such excessive vigour, that in a few ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete • Various

... dark. Here they are. Rummy old crib this, isn't it? Look out for your shins on the chairs. Switch on the light, Harvey. There, aren't they rippers? Quite tame, too. They know us quite well. They know they're going to be fed, too. Hullo, Sir Nigel! This ...
— The Gold Bat • P. G. Wodehouse

... past The jolly old mast, The skipper and I are quite chummy; He knows me by sight When I'm sober or tight And calls me a "wicked old rummy." ...
— Biltmore Oswald - The Diary of a Hapless Recruit • J. Thorne Smith, Jr.

... Germany, England, Ireland, and a number of other countries. It was an interesting thought and suitable for conversation, but of no great practical utility. "Wonder 'ow I can get orf this?" he said. "Wonder if there is a way out? If not... rummy!" ...
— The War in the Air • Herbert George Wells



Words linked to "Rummy" :   alcoholic, gin, drunk, boozer, knock rummy, meld, curious, peculiar, soaker, dipsomaniac, gin rummy, drunkard, inebriate, sot, strange, unusual, singular, toper, juicer, basket rummy, cards, odd, souse, wino, drinker, alky, funny, imbiber, canasta



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