[krib-ij] /ˈkrɪb ɪdʒ/

a card game for two or sometimes three or four players, a characteristic feature of which is the , and in which the object is to make counting combinations for points that are scored on a .
a game of cards for two to four, in which players try to win a set number of points before their opponents Often shortened to crib

the card game, 1620s, probably from crib “set of cards thrown from each player’s hand,” of uncertain origin, though this word is later than the game name.


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