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four-flush

[fawr-fluhsh, fohr-]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to bluff.
  2. Poker. to bluff on the basis of a four flush.

Origin of four-flush

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

four flush

noun Poker.
  1. a hand having four cards of one suit and one card of another suit; an imperfect flush.

Origin of four flush

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for four-flush

Historical Examples

  • It means a four-flush, said Jack, who was liberal in definitions.

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • I want Riggs shown up as the coward, braggart, four-flush that he is.

  • Playing a four-flush gives a man control of his face and voice.

    Plain Mary Smith

    Henry Wallace Phillips

  • An' don't you always want to meet a real man, not a four-flush?

  • Duty calls and finds most men holding nothing but a four-flush.


British Dictionary definitions for four-flush

four flush

noun
  1. a useless poker hand, containing four of a suit and one odd card
verb four-flush (intr)
  1. to bid confidently on a poor hand such as a four flush
  2. US and Canadian a slang word for bluff 1
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