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Rummy  n.  (pl. rummies)  One who drinks rum; an habitually intemperate person. (Low)






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"Rummy" Quotes from Famous Books



... really, you know. Directly I saw you and Sandy together I knew I was in love with one of you, but—well, love is a dashed rummy thing, and I thought it was Sandy. And so I didn't really see you till last night, when you were so awfully ...
— Second Plays • A. A. Milne

... Liberty Bond salesmen having to go about visiting customers, y'understand, they should ought to have luxurious fitted-up offices, and it should ought to be a case of when the customer arrives the Victory Liberty Bond salesman should ought to be playing auction pinochle or rummy with two other Victory Liberty Bond salesmen. Then when the customer says is this the place where they sell Victory Liberty Bonds, the salesman says, 'I'll be with you in a minute,' and makes the customer stand around without even offering him a seat until ...
— Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things • Montague Glass

... else—least of all an odd oddity like this." And though the other boys were loyal to Norah, she certainly suffered a fall in their estimation, and was classed for the moment with the usual run of "girls who do rummy things." ...
— A Little Bush Maid • Mary Grant Bruce

... seemed to forget my denial forthwith. "I suppose," said he slowly, "we're both dead. But the rummy part is I feel just as though I still had a body. Don't get used to it all at once, I suppose. The old shop was struck by lightning, I suppose. Jolly quick ...
— The Country of the Blind, And Other Stories • H. G. Wells

... Armstrong, when you see him. He's no end of a chap— all larks. He'll make you roar with his rummy stories." ...
— Roger Ingleton, Minor • Talbot Baines Reed

... he was my friend; and to have been the chosen friend of Dan, shrewd judge of man and boy, I deem no unimportant feather in my cap. He "took to" me, he said, because I was so "jolly green"—"such a rummy little mug." No other reason would he ever give me, save only a sweet smile and a tumbling of my hair with his great hand; but I think I understood. And I loved him because he was big and strong and ...
— Paul Kelver • Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome

... I won't go near his old post-office again." But Susie forgot her threat of vengeance the next day, and she went again, lured by family affection, to inquire for that letter which Aunt Abbie must have written. The third time she went, rummy old Whaler roared very improperly, "Bother your aunt! You've got a beau somewheres—that's what's ...
— Not Pretty, But Precious • John Hay, et al.

... as thick as thieves. He had some Burma mounted police - rummy chaps, armed with sword and Snider carbine. They rode punchy Burma ponies, with string stirrups, red cloth saddles, and red bell-rope headstalls. Hicksey used to lend me six or eight of them when I asked him - nippy little devils, keen ...
— This is "Part II" of Soldiers Three, we don't have "Part I" • Rudyard Kipling

... father ain't a-gettin' on the prophet line—he said you would, Alb. So help me rummy, I was that angry with him I couldn't hear myself speak. And now it's all come true. Why, Alb, dear—and ...
— Aladdin of London - or Lodestar • Sir Max Pemberton



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