Talk:candy cane

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  1. (poker slang) A playing card with the rank of seven.

For the RFV discussion, see Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more#candy_cane. - -sche (discuss) 20:13, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: December 2011–March 2012[edit]

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candy cane

Rfv-sense: "A playing card with the rank of seven". Never heard of it, and Urban Dictionary ain't got it Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 14:47, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

List of playing-card nicknames includes "candy cane", "hockey stick", and "walking stick" for 7, so it's apparently something to do with the shape of the pips. I tried a brief search on poker newsgroups (good for card slang) but found nothing. Equinox 14:54, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
I think it has to do with the fact that a seven looks like a candy cane...FYI, the reference currently there doesn't turn up anything for "candy cane", and we'd need two more anyways Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 15:41, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Usually used for pocket pairs, so a pair of eights is 'snowmen' but an eight is not normally 'a snowman'. So try citing candy canes as opposed to candy cane. I've not heard of this one; walking sticks is the one I've heard of. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:06, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 19:49, 21 March 2012 (UTC)