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draw poker

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  1. a variety of poker in which a player is dealt five cards and, after an initial bet, may discard usually up to three of these cards and receive replacements from the dealer.

Origin of draw poker

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • They were innocent of secession, rum, draw-poker, and sinfulness gin'rally.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward

    Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)

  • Draw-poker, which was the great game on Mississippi steamers, he knew little about.

  • I abhor cards, outside of draw-poker on shipboard, with a crook of sorts sitting in to lend the game a fillip.

    A Woman Named Smith

    Marie Conway Oemler

  • He became infatuated with euchre, then with cards in general, then with draw-poker in particular,—then into Wall Street.

  • It is for this reason, I suppose, that Gordon once adjured me never to learn the ancient game of draw-poker.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick