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1whist

verb \ˈhwist, ˈwist\

Definition of WHIST

intransitive verb
dial British
:  to be silent :  hush —often used interjectionally to enjoin silence
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Origin of WHIST

Middle English; imitative
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with WHIST

2whist

adjective

Definition of WHIST

:  quiet, silent

First Known Use of WHIST

15th century

3whist

noun

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

Full Definition of WHIST

:  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

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce
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