crambo

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Etymology[edit]

Compare cramp ‎(difficult) (adjective).

Noun[edit]

crambo ‎(plural crambos or cramboes)

  1. (uncountable) A guessing game in which players guess words that rhyme with a clue word, seeking a word that is kept secret or concealed.
    • Joseph Addison
      I saw in one corner [] a cluster of men and women, diverting themselves with a game at crambo. I heard several double rhymes [] which raised a great deal of mirth.
  2. (countable) A word rhyming with another word.
    • Jonathan Swift
      His similes in order set
      And every crambo he could get.

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