Texas Hold'em


Texas Hold·​'em -ˈhōl-dəm How to pronounce Texas Hold'em (audio)
: poker in which each player is dealt two cards facedown and all players share five cards dealt faceup

Examples of Texas Hold'em in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike 'Texas Hold'em' or mahjong, this game doesn't need to be played with money to be fun. Fox News, 28 Aug. 2023 Go, the video game StarCraft II, and a type of poker known as Texas Hold'em. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Apr. 2021 Late Monday night, a computer program designed by two Carnegie Mellon University researchers beat four of the world's top no-limit Texas Hold'em poker players. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Texas Hold'em was in 1975

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“Texas Hold'em.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Texas%20Hold%27em. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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