four-flusher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from the practice of attempting to pass off four cards of the same suit, and a fifth of perhaps the same color, as a flush in poker

Noun[edit]

four-flusher (plural four-flushers)

  1. (slang) A lowly, disreputable cheat or fraudster, especially at cards, especially a dull or unimaginative one.