A game in which a player gives a word or line of verse to which each of the other players must find a rhyme.
- ‘Here you will have fun playing crambo, ziggy piggy, and doggerel.’
- ‘But the crambo verses written by Boswell were merely the start of the game, said Dr Caudle.’
Early 17th century (denoting a particular fashion in drinking): from earlier crambe ‘cabbage’, used figuratively to denote something distasteful that is repeated, apparently from Latin crambe repetita ‘cabbage served up again’, applied by Juvenal to any distasteful repetition.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.