suicide king

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the suicide king


So called because in common depictions, the king of hearts appears to be stabbing himself in the head with his sword


suicide king (plural suicide kings)

  1. (card games, slang) a king of hearts in a deck of playing cards
    When Henry played poker, he liked to declare suicide kings wild, as he felt it lent him an air of sophistication.
    • 2008 April 30, Bailey, Connie, “Fancy Pants”, in Know When to Hold'em: A Dreamspinner Press Anthology, Frisco: Dreamspinner Press, →ISBN, page 115:
      Bayr laid the card down on top of the cowboy's. “Suicide king,” he said softly, touching the king of hearts' sword with his forefinger.


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