Yarborough

noun
Yar·​bor·​ough | \ ˈyär-ˌbər-ə How to pronounce Yarborough (audio) , -ˌbə-rə, -b(ə-)rə \

Definition of Yarborough

: a hand in bridge or whist containing no ace and no card higher than a nine

First Known Use of Yarborough

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Yarborough

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

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“Yarborough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yarborough. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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