Definitions for euchreˈyu kər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
eu•chreˈyu kər(n.; v.)-chred, -chring.
(n.)a card game for two, three, or four players, usu. played with the 32 highest cards in the deck.
(v.t.)to get the better of (an opponent) in a hand at euchre by the opponent's failure to win the requisite tricks.
Slang. to cheat; swindle:
euchred out of their investments.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Origin of euchre:
euchre, five hundred(noun)
a card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand
A game played with a reduced deck of 24 cards.
a game at cards, that may be played by two, three, or four persons, the highest card (except when an extra card called the Joker is used) being the knave of the same suit as the trump, and called right bower, the lowest card used being the seven, or frequently, in two-handed euchre, the nine spot. See Bower
to defeat, in a game of euchre, the side that named the trump
to defeat or foil thoroughly in any scheme
Euchre or eucre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships with a deck of 24, or sometimes 32, standard playing cards. It is the game responsible for introducing the joker into modern packs; this was invented around 1860 to act as a top trump or best bower. It is believed to be closely related to the French game Écarté that was popularized in the United States by the Cornish and Pennsylvania Dutch, and to the seventeenth-century game of bad repute Loo. It may be sometimes referred to as Knock Euchre to distinguish it from Bid Euchre.
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