often capitalized
: an encyclopedia of the rules of indoor games and especially card games

Word History


Edmond Hoyle †1769 English writer on games

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoyle was in 1926

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“Hoyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoyle. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Sir Fred 1915–2001 British astrophysicist
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