jass

noun \ˈyäs\

Definition of jass

plural

-es

  1. 1a :  a two-handed game played with a 36-card or 32-card pack in which points are scored by melding certain combinations and by taking scoring cards in tricks b :  klaberjass

  2. 2 or jasz \"\ :  the jack of trumps as top card in jass or klaberjass

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Origin and Etymology of jass

German dialect (Switzerland)


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