yarborough

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After the second Earl of Yarborough (b. 1809), who supposedly bet 1,000 to 1 that such a hand would not occur.

Noun[edit]

yarborough (plural yarboroughs)

  1. (card games) A hand, in bridge or whist, that has no card with a value greater than nine (and no aces), though in some circles it's no card above a ten.