drinking age

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In most states in the United States, drinking age is 21 years and an ace in poker often has the value of one. Hence, one could say that a 2-A hand in poker could have a value equivalent to 2-1.


drinking age (plural drinking ages)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: The least age at which one is permitted by law to drink alcoholic beverages.
  2. (poker slang) A two and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em