Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of rummy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "Tell those two old 'rummies' to get their time and get out of here," he said, turning again and looking expectantly at McGregor.

    Marching Men

  • The bar had now been closed for nearly a decade, a cause of grief for precisely no one, not even the rummies who used to frequent it.

    The Whisperers

  • The bar had now been closed for nearly a decade, a cause of grief for precisely no one, not even the rummies who used to frequent it.

    The Whisperers

  • For beyond-the-pale rhetoric it's hard to beat Carry Nation, the God-fearing temperance zealot she used a hatchet (and hammers, rocks and bricks) to attack saloons in the first decade of the 20th century who celebrated the assassination of President William O. McKinley in 1901 by calling him a "whey-faced tool of Republican thieves, rummies and devils."

    Temperance Tantrum

  • When I think of drinking and pickles, I think of two things -- first, the collection of rummies that used to hang out on the grass in the park near my old home in Brooklyn.

    Max Watman: Bourbon and Brine

  • The women drunkards were called poivrottes which meant female rummies.

    Book Excerpt: ‘A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition’

  • THE CLINIC WAS housed in an ancient hospital where crackpots and rummies went to calm down and dry out.

    The Almost Archer Sisters

  • Ya cant remeber that which you have never learned to begin with, the lessons of viet nam are lost on those who did not serve there including rummies dummies, sad to say isnt it?

    Think Progress » Ford Forgets the Lessons of Vietnam

  • There were rummies in 1789, too, and over the years I have seen a Runyanesque array of drunks, dimwits and demagogues shuffle through the chamber, standing at the mahogany desks of true giants of American history.

    Living Politics: Seeing Red ... and Blue in the Senate

  • A bartender in a startlingly white shirt prowled the long bar to the right, three or four of its stools occupied by the usual assortment of daytime rummies blinking indignantly at the unwelcome shaft of sunlight from the open door.

    The Unquiet

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