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[yoo-kerd] /ˈyu kərd/
adjective, Australian Informal.
utterly done in or at the end of one's tether; exhausted.
Origin of euchred
First recorded in 1865-70; euchre + -ed2


[yoo-ker] /ˈyu kər/
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.
an instance of euchring or being euchred.
verb (used with object), euchred, euchring.
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.
Slang. to cheat; swindle.
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for euchred
Historical Examples
  • "He's euchred, and may as well go about his business," laughed Weymouth.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens
  • If they fail to take three tricks they are euchred, and the adversaries score two.

    The Laws of Euchre H. C. Leeds
  • If he fails to take three tricks he is euchred, and the adversaries score four.

    The Laws of Euchre H. C. Leeds
  • You heard how Mason, the Chicago man, euchred the Mukton gang, didn't you?

    Peter F. Hopkinson Smith
  • We were euchred out of our find, which meant the loss of bushels of dollars to us.

    Elam Storm, The Wolfer Harry Castlemon
  • This is a lone hand I'm playin', doctor, and if I'm euchred, tain't your fault.

    Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
  • Now, captain, I have given you the bowers and two aces, and yet you are euchred.

  • As soon as we tried to do a rational thing, and make that harbour at Ciudadella, we got euchred.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • He "took off his coat" and worked hard and well for the election of the man who had euchred him out of the nomination.

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • The side whose bid is successful must win the number of tricks bid or it is euchred and the opposite side scores the amount bid.

    Games For All Occasions Mary E. Blain
British Dictionary definitions for euchred


a US and Canadian card game similar to écarté for two to four players, using a poker pack with joker
an instance of euchring another player, preventing him from making his contracted tricks
verb (transitive)
to prevent (a player) from making his contracted tricks
(usually foll by out) (US & Canadian, Austral & NZ, informal) to outwit or cheat
(Austral & NZ, informal) to ruin or exhaust
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for euchred



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for euchred



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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