Possibly from German Juckerspiel, name of an eighteenth-century Alsatian card game, itself apparently a compound of Jucker + Spiel (“game”).
euchre (countable and uncountable, plural euchres)
- (card games) A trump card game played by four players in two partnerships with a reduced deck of 24 cards.
euchre (third-person singular simple present euchres, present participle euchring, simple past and past participle euchred)
- To deceive or outwit.
1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
Well: he guesses They have euchred Mexico into some such Byzantine exercise, probably to do with the Americans. Perhaps the Russians.
- ^ 2008, The Penguin Book of Card Games, David Parlett, Penguin UK, →ISBN, text here.