amateurish whist, and latterly bridge, the level typically played in family or friendly games.
|Sat. Rev. (London) 25 Oct. 520: Monte Carlo sells a harmless diversion, on a par very much with ‘bumble puppy’ or domestic whist at shilling points .|
|Daily News 25 Dec. S. 2: Christmas cards, and mince-pies, and another helping of turkey, and family whist, or bumble puppy [F&H].|
|Our Mr Wrenn (1936) 234: She said [...] that she didn’t play Five Hundred, but only bumblepuppy bridge.|