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poker

play
noun pok·er \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of poker

  1. :  one that pokes; especially :  a metal rod for stirring a fire

First Known Use of poker

1534


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poker

play
noun po·ker \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of poker

  1. :  any of several card games in which a player bets that the value of his or her hand is greater than that of the hands held by others, in which each subsequent player must either equal or raise the bet or drop out, and in which the player holding the highest hand at the end of the betting wins the pot

Illustration of poker

Origin and Etymology of poker

probably modification of French poque, a card game similar to poker


POKER Defined for Kids

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poker

play
noun pok·er \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of poker for Students

  1. :  a metal rod used for stirring a fire


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poker

play
noun po·ker \ˈpō-kər\

Definition of poker for Students

  1. :  a card game in which players bet on the value of their cards



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