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whist

play
verb \ˈhwist, ˈwist\

Definition of whist

dial British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be silent :  hush —often used interjectionally to enjoin silence



Origin of whist

Middle English; imitative


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with whist


2

whist

adjective

Definition of whist



15th Century

First Known Use of whist

15th century


3

whist

noun

Simple Definition of whist

  • : a type of card game for two teams of two players each

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whist

  1. :  a card game for four players in two partnerships that is played with a pack of 52 cards and that scores one point for each trick in excess of six

Origin of whist

alteration of earlier whisk, probably from 2whisk; from whisking up the tricks


First Known Use: 1663


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