Mar. 8th, 2017

crambo

Mar. 8th, 2017 07:42 am
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crambo (KRAM-boh) - n., a game in which players must find a rhyme for a line of verse given by other players, or a game in which players must guess a word that rhymes with one given by a player; a word that rhymes with another word (esp. a poor rhyme).


The game, in one form or another, has been around in one form or another since the 14th century. Can also be applied to just about any game of improvised rhyming verse. The older (pre-1600) form of the word was crambe, from Latin crambē repetīta, literally cabbage warmed-over (with the cabbage from Greek krambē), used by Juvenal to describe repetitive/unimaginative writing.

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