Origin of seven-up
First recorded in 1820–30
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Nice fellow you are, sitting down to play a hand of seven-up for the price of a pack of cards!The Boy Settlers
"I don't care for seven-up," Miss Bridger quelled, speaking to him for the first time since Billy returned.The Long Shadow
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Durin' the month I would win from the soljers dealin' monte or playin' seven-up.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.
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But the Major and the Colonel were playing a rubber of seven-up (or high-low-Jack) and paid no attention.
At noon the foul ogre cribbage stalks rampant, and seven-up for dim, distant oysters that only the eye of faith can see.Rolling Stones
- a card game in which the lead to each round determines the trump suitAlso called: all fours, pitch
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Word Origin and History for seven-up
children's game, 1830; with capital initials, as the proprietary name of a brand of carbonated drink, it is attested from 1928.
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