conquian

noun

con·​qui·​an ˈkäŋ-kē-ən How to pronounce conquian (audio)
: a card game for two played with 40 cards from which all games of rummy developed

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Conquian is a very old card game, played more frequently in the past than now. Based on the "draw and discard" principle that forms the basis for all modern games of rummy, it's played with 40 cards of a 52-card deck. (The most common variations involve the removal of either all face cards, or the tens, nines, and eights.) The goal of the game is to form three or four of a kind, or sequences. Conquian comes to us from Mexican Spanish, but the word is ultimately derived from the Spanish ¿con quién? meaning "with whom?"

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish conquián — more at cooncan

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conquian was circa 1911

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“Conquian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conquian. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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