cockamaroo

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cockamaroo (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A Russian variety of the bagatelle game.
    • 1851 January 1, “The adventures of an unsuccessful man”, in The Sporting magazine, page 171:
      All flirtations, I suppose, are the same; like "cockamaroo," or any other game adapted only for two people, however engrossing they may be to the players, they are somewhat dull to the lookers-on, and will not bear repetition at all.