royal flush


: a straight flush having an ace as the highest card see poker illustration

Examples of royal flush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melinda Newman: This is a full house for Beyoncé, the type of hand that any poker player would be excited to have and one that doesn’t come along every day, but isn’t so rare and unattainable as a royal flush. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 27 Feb. 2024 According to The New York Times, there were 19 limousines just for flower displays (which included a cigar, martini glass, royal flush in poker, a New York Yankees logo and a racehorse), then another 22 for the late boss's family and friends in attendance. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 In some versions of this game, bettors can receive extra payouts for hands like full houses or royal flushes, among others. Kevin Wolff, cleveland, 6 June 2023 Being dealt a royal flush A royal flush is the best hand in poker, consisting of a 10, jack, queen, king, and ace of the same suit. Sara Chernikoff, USA TODAY, 1 Aug. 2023 No royal flush, for sure. Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel, 23 Sep. 2022 And for once, taxpayers are holding a royal flush. Steve Lopez Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2020 Just over 40 years later, Friedman and Kohler return to Marfa, Texas, to achieve the same mission: portray the royal flush as art. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 10 Mar. 2023 The actress' run-in with the Princess of Wales was thwarted by a royal flush. Lauren Huff,, 9 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of royal flush was circa 1868

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“Royal flush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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