a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
1. Any of a family of card games in which cards are melded in groups and sequences."going rummy" In some circles, this is an alternate term for going out.
Rummy is a generic term for card games of the same family as gin rummy. One can speak of the rummy family of games; to refer to rummy is probably to mean gin rummy, but strictly there is no one rummy game. It is perhaps more satisfactory to describe these as matching card games.