Definition of cribbage in English:

cribbage

Syllabification: crib·bage
Pronunciation: /ˈkribij
 
/

noun

  • A card game for two to four players, in which the objective is to play so that the value of one’s cards played reaches exactly 15 or 31.
    More example sentences
    • Double Cribbage is four player cribbage with fixed partnerships; five cards each are dealt, one being discarded to the dealer's box.
    • Older people often enjoy bingo and cribbage (a card game).
    • In fact Luke wrote two books on the probabilities of winning at the card game of cribbage.

Origin

mid 17th century: related to crib; the game is said to have been invented by the English poet Sir John Suckling (1609–42); it seems to have been developed from an older game called Noddy.

More definitions of cribbage

Definition of cribbage in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman