Yar·​bor·​ough ˈyär-ˌbər-ə How to pronounce Yarborough (audio)
: a hand in bridge or whist containing no ace and no card higher than a nine

Word History


Charles Anderson Worsley, second Earl of Yarborough †1897 English nobleman said to have bet a thousand to one against the dealing of such a hand

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yarborough was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Yarborough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yarborough. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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