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[muhg-inz] /ˈmʌg ɪnz/

a convention in the card game of cribbage in which a player scores points overlooked by an opponent.
a game of dominoes, in which any player who can make the sum of two ends of the line equal five or a multiple of five adds the number so made to his or her score.
British Slang. a fool.
(Brit, slang)

a variation on the game of dominoes
a card game

“fool, simpleton,” 1855, apparently from the surname, perhaps influenced by slang mug “dupe, fool” (1859; see mug (n.2)).


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