May game

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May game (plural May games)

  1. (now chiefly historical) An entertainment held as part of the spring celebrations in May, especially on May Day. [from 16th c.]
  2. (now regional) An object of ridicule; a laughingstock. [from 16th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.7:
      ‘Ah, my deare Lord! what sight is this?’ quoth she, / ‘What May-game hath misfortune made of you?’