Crambo

Cram"bo

(-b), n. [Cf. Cramp, a., difficult.] 1. A game in which one person gives a word, to which another finds a rhyme.
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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.
Addison.
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2. A word rhyming with another word.
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His similes in order set
And every crambo he could get.
Swift.
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Dumb crambo, a game in which one party of players give a word which rhymes with another, which last to be guessed by the opposing party, who represent in dumb show what they think it to be.
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