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British Dictionary definitions for mistigris

mistigris

noun
  1. the joker or a blank card used as a wild card in a variety of draw poker
  2. the variety of draw poker using this card
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Word Origin

C19: from French mistigris jack of clubs, game in which this card was wild
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Historical Examples

  • "This is what is called 'suffering for license sake,'" said Mistigris.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • "That's what speech is for," remarked Mistigris, by way of conclusion.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • "Good-day, messieurs," he added to Mistigris and his master, who then came forward.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • "I was not aware of the origin of the term," she replied, with the sweetest glance at Mistigris.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • "We must paint your dear children in the arabesques," said Bridau, interrupting Mistigris.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac