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five hundred

noun, Cards.
a variety of euchre in which a joker and widow are included, the object being to score 500 points first.
Origin of five hundred
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Well, you divide five thousand by ten, and you've got only five hundred left.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Schwitter had taken in five hundred dollars the previous day.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "You'd lose your five hundred; that's the difference," retorted Langdon.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Fortunately the spot where you had fallen is near—not five hundred yards from the door.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • "He must have sold much more than five hundred copies by this time," he said.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
British Dictionary definitions for five hundred

five hundred

a card game for three players, with 500 points for game
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