- 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
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Examples from the Web for five hundred
President Obama currently has around five-and-a-half million supporters on Facebook; my father has around five-hundred thousand.Why Republicans Don't Get the Internet
February 19, 2009
John had horses from twenty-five to five-hundred guineas each.Geoffery Gambado
William Henry Bunbury
In nineteen thousand-franc notes, and twelve of five-hundred francs.The Lesser Bourgeoisie
Honore de Balzac
I placed first in my class and most of the five-hundred other students were male.Sense of Obligation
Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
"Take that to the banker's, and bring back a five-hundred pound note," she said.
No five-hundred pound bank-note was in the letter when I opened it.
- a card game for three players, with 500 points for game
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