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draw poker

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Loo" and whist seem to have been the games played, but not "bridge" or draw poker, which were then unknown.

    George Washington: Farmer Paul Leland Haworth
  • Nearly every game in Hoyle was played, but the most popular one was draw poker.

    Life Gleanings T. J. Macon
  • I was invited to sit into a game of draw poker with some of the officers.

  • There was to be no feast this night—nothing but cigarettes and draw poker.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums Burt L. Standish
  • Early though it was, he found four men there engaged in a game of draw poker, and one of the four was old Joe Crowfoot.

    Frank Merriwell's Backers Burt L. Standish
  • It was like draw poker with the advantage of the last raise on his side.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • "He certainly drops a little of his money at draw poker, Zeenie," said Clinch, laughing.

  • Of afternoons and evenings they played an infinitesimal game of draw poker.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson
  • draw poker is about the only kind of a game I ever take a hand in.

  • The game was draw poker, and a hand consisting of six cards would have been an inexcusable vulgarity.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis

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