Muggins
Muggins Mug"gins, 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.'' [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • muggins — ► NOUN (pl. same or mugginses) Brit. informal ▪ a foolish and gullible person. ORIGIN perhaps a use of the surname Muggins, with allusion to MUG(Cf. ↑mug) …   English terms dictionary

  • muggins — [mug′inz] n. [after pers. name Muggins, assoc. with slang mug, cardsharp s dupe] [Brit. Slang] a dupe; fool …   English World dictionary

  • Muggins — Mug gins, n. [Etym. unknown.] 1. A game of dominoes in which the object is to make the sum of the two ends of the line some multiple of five. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A game at cards which depends upon building in suits or matching exposed cards …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muggins — (n.) fool, simpleton, 1855, apparently from the surname, perhaps influenced by slang mug dupe, fool (1859; see MUG (Cf. mug) (n.2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Muggins — A typical game of All Fives Muggins (also known as All Fives, Five Up, or Doer Di) is a domino game played with any of the commonly available sets. The object of the game is for each player to rid their hand of dominoes, and additionally to score …   Wikipedia

  • muggins — /mug inz/, n. 1. a convention in the card game of cribbage in which a player scores points overlooked by an opponent. 2. a game of dominoes, in which any player who can make the sum of two ends of the line equal five or a multiple of five adds… …   Universalium

  • muggins — mug|gins [ˈmʌgınz] n BrE spoken informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from the name Muggins, linked with MUG1 4] used humorously to mean yourself, when you feel stupid because you have let other people treat you unfairly ▪ Everyone… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • muggins — /ˈmʌgənz/ (say muguhnz) noun 1. a convention in the card game of cribbage in which a player scores points overlooked by an opponent. 2. a game of dominoes in which any player, if able to make the sum of the two ends of the line equal five or a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • muggins — n. (pl. same or mugginses) 1 colloq. a a simpleton. b a person who is easily outwitted ({{}}often with allusion to oneself: so muggins had to pay). 2 a card game like snap. Etymology: perh. the surname Muggins, with allusion to MUG(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • muggins — noun a) A fool or idiot . I suppose muggins here will have to do all the work, as usual. b) The act of stealing another players points because they either mis pegged or counted up incorrectly. House rules specify whether the mugginser gets the… …   Wiktionary

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