minor suit


: either of the suits diamonds or clubs having inferior scoring value in bridge

Examples of minor suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just one minor suit — which shortened the period of time in which Pennsylvania voters could fix errors on certain mail ballots — was successful. Anchorage Daily News, 13 Dec. 2020 If partner’s jump-preference in your minor suit is invitational to game, pass. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 23 Aug. 2019 Some experts would double (negative), suggesting length in the minor suits but not enough strength to bid at the level of three. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 10 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minor suit was in 1916

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“Minor suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20suit. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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