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1poker

noun pok·er \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of POKER

:  one that pokes; especially :  a metal rod for stirring a fire
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First Known Use of POKER

1534

2poker

noun po·ker \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of POKER

:  any of several card games in which a player bets that the value of his or her hand is greater than that of the hands held by others, in which each subsequent player must either equal or raise the bet or drop out, and in which the player holding the highest hand at the end of the betting wins the pot

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Origin of POKER

probably modification of French poque, a card game similar to poker
First Known Use: 1836
POKER Defined for Kids

1poker

noun pok·er \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of POKER for Kids

:  a metal rod used for stirring a fire

2poker

noun po·ker \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of POKER for Kids

:  a card game in which players bet on the value of their cards
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