Texas Hold'em

noun

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

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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 26 Sep. 2022.

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