poker

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See also: Poker and póker

English[edit]

Miniature tongs, shovel and poker

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

poke +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

poker (plural pokers)

  1. A metal rod, generally of wrought iron, for adjusting the burning logs or coals in a fire; a firestick. [from earlier 16th c.]
  2. (historical) A tool like a soldering iron for making poker drawings.
  3. One who pokes.
  4. A kind of duck, the pochard.
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Verb[edit]

poker (third-person singular simple present pokers, present participle pokering, simple past and past participle pokered)

  1. To poke with a utensil such as a poker or needle.
    • 1796 July, “The Late Lord Chesterfield”, in The Aberdeen Magazine, volume 1, number 2, page 70:
      The King continued pokering the fire with his back to the door, and took no notice of Lord Chesterfield.
    • 1939, Norah Gourlie, A Winter with Finnish Lapps, page 68:
      The lids have very pleasant designs pokered on with a hot needle.
    • 1988, Robin Jenkins, Guests of War, page 246:
      When she was gone Bell was afflicted by a mood that had her moving round the room, holding on to the yellow curtain, standing over her girls, stroking the sails of the model yacht, opening the drawer and looking at the broken brooch, pokering the fire, and shifting the kettle's position on the hearth.

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

American English, perhaps from first element of German Pochspiel, from German pochen, perhaps from French poque. First appeared in the 19th century.

Noun[edit]

poker

  1. Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according to a standard ranking of hand values for the game. [from earlier 19th c.]
  2. (poker) All the four cards of the same rank.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]
Poker hands in English · poker hands (layout · text)
No Pair.png One Pair.png Two Pairs.png Three of a kind.png Straight.png
high card pair two pair three of a kind straight
Flush.png Full.png Poker.png Straight Flush.png Royal Flush.png
flush full house four of a kind straight flush royal flush
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

poker (third-person singular simple present pokers, present participle pokering, simple past and past participle pokered)

  1. To play poker.
    • 1929, West Virginia Wild Life, page 38:
      Then we went to Mead's and pokered until morning.
    • 1969, Emma Wilson Emery, Aunt Puss & Others: Old Days in the Piney Woods, page 94:
      Papa liked nothing better than a game of poker . His pokering habits caused Mama grave anxiety.
    • 1992, Vance H. Trimble, The Astonishing Mr. Scripps, page 56:
      "He ran with and pokered with us boys,” Bob Paine would recall fifty years later, “ the darndest, pepperyest, finest companion a fellow could ask.”
    • 2017, Elle Kennedy, ‎Sarina Bowen, Stay:
      “Yeah,” Lemming mutters. “We're pokering, so shut the fuck up.” “I raise five,” Blake announces.


Further reading[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Danish pokker (the deuce, devil), and English puck.

Noun[edit]

poker (plural pokers)

  1. (US, colloquial) Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for poker in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

poker

  1. belch

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English poker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpokr̩]
  • Hyphenation: po‧ker

Noun[edit]

poker m inan

  1. poker

Declension[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

American English, perhaps from first element of German Pochspiel, from German pochen, perhaps from French poque

Noun[edit]

poker n (uncountable)

  1. poker (card game)

Etymology 2[edit]

From poken +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

poker m (plural pokers, diminutive pokertje n)

  1. somebody who pokes a fire

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

poker

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pokeren
  2. imperative of pokeren

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English poker.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poker m (plural pokers)

  1. (card games) poker

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English poker.

Noun[edit]

poker m (invariable)

  1. (card games, poker) poker
  2. (card games, poker) four of a kind

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English poker.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poker m inan

  1. poker
  2. straight flush
    poker królewskiroyal flush

Declension[edit]

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

poker m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of pôquer

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:pôquer.


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English poker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǒker/
  • Hyphenation: po‧ker

Noun[edit]

pòker m (Cyrillic spelling по̀кер)

  1. poker (card game)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • poker” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pọ́kər m inan

  1. poker (card game)
  2. (poker) four of a kind

See also[edit]

Poker hands in Slovene · poker karte (layout · text)
No Pair.png One Pair.png Two Pairs.png Three of a kind.png Straight.png
najvišja karta par dva para tris lestvica, kenta
Flush.png Full.png Poker.png Straight Flush.png Royal Flush.png
barva full house poker barvna lestvica kraljeva lestvica