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stud poker

noun, Cards.
a variety of poker in which each player is dealt one card face down in the first round and one card face up in each of the next four rounds, each of the last four rounds being followed by a betting interval.
Compare seven-card stud.
any similar variety of poker.
Origin of stud poker
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He thinks he can beat the man that got the first patent out on stud poker.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes
  • The gold-brick man will give it to the bookies and the bookies will lose it on stud poker.

    Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford George Randolph Chester
  • stud poker was the play most favored by Brent, and when he sat in a game the table soon became rimmed with spectators.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • By the fourth card I had three other spades showing, which gave me four-fifths of a rare flush in stud poker.

    Card Trick Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for stud poker

stud poker

a variety of poker in which the first card is dealt face down before each player and the next four are dealt face up (five-card stud) or in which the first two cards and the last card are dealt face down and the intervening four cards are dealt face up (seven-card stud), with bets made after each round Often shortened to stud
Word Origin
C19: from stud² + poker²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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