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euchre

[yoo-ker] /ˈyu kər/
noun
1.
Cards. a game played by two, three, or four persons, usually with the 32, but sometimes with the 28 or 24, highest cards in the pack.
2.
an instance of euchring or being euchred.
verb (used with object), euchred, euchring.
3.
to get the better of (an opponent) in a hand at euchre by the opponent's failure to win three tricks after having made the trump.
4.
Slang. to cheat; swindle.
Origin of euchre
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; origin uncertain
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euchre

/ˈjuːkə/
noun
1.
a US and Canadian card game similar to écarté for two to four players, using a poker pack with joker
2.
an instance of euchring another player, preventing him from making his contracted tricks
verb (transitive)
3.
to prevent (a player) from making his contracted tricks
4.
(usually foll by out) (US & Canadian, Austral & NZ, informal) to outwit or cheat
5.
(Austral & NZ, informal) to ruin or exhaust
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for euchre
n.

card game, 1846, American English, of unknown origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for euchre

euchre

verb

To outwit, esp by cheating; scam (1855+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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