Bumblepuppy Bum"ble*pup`py, n. [Origin unknown; cf. {Bumble}, n.] 1. The old game of nineholes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Card Playing) Whist played in an unscientific way. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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