Definition of cribbage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkrɪbɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪbɪdʒ//
(also crib) [uncountable] Card games
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a card game in which players score points by collecting different combinations of cards. The score is kept by putting small pegs in holes in a board. See related entries: Card games Word Origin mid 17th cent.: related to crib; according to John Aubrey, the game was invented by the English poet Sir John Suckling; it seems to have been developed from an older game called Noddy.
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