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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. 2017.
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  • "five hundred—d'ye say five" said the postman from the half of his mouth that was clear.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • five hundred workmen were polishing off their plates in the great room.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • There were nearly five hundred more—five hundred human beings on board the Pandora!

    Ran Away to Sea Mayne Reid
  • For your insolence, another five hundred teloa will be exacted.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • He offered her five hundred francs if she would leave the house with him and drive away in a carriage.

    Through the Wall Cleveland Moffett
British Dictionary definitions for five hundred

five hundred

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