euchre

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from German Juckerspiel, name of an eighteenth-century Alsatian card game, itself apparently a compound of Jucker + Spiel (game).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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IPA(key): /ˈjuːkəɹ/

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Noun[edit]

euchre (countable and uncountable, plural euchres)

  1. (card games) A trump card game played by four players in two partnerships with a reduced deck of 24 cards.

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Verb[edit]

euchre (third-person singular simple present euchres, present participle euchring, simple past and past participle euchred)

  1. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008, The Penguin Book of Card Games, David Parlett, Penguin UK, →ISBN, text here.