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rummy

1. noun, slang A drunkard. That old rummy hasn't held down a job for longer than a week in the last 10 years. He says the alcohol helps him sleep, but I worry he's turning into something of a rummy.
2. adjective, slang Odd, peculiar, or strange. Primarily heard in UK. It seemed a bit rummy, a married man escorting such a young lady to a social occasion like that, but I'm not one to pry into matters that don't concern me. Try turning the dial, Stephen, there's something rummy with the signal.
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rummy

(ˈrəmi)
1. n. a drunkard; an alcoholic; an alcoholic hobo. Ask that rummy to leave before he throws up.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. She’s rummy, and she’s going to be sick.
3. mod. habitually confused and inept. I get more rummy as I grow older.
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