1. a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player

  2. (modifier) relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other: beggar-my-neighbour policies

Words Nearby beggar-my-neighbour

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How to use beggar-my-neighbour in a sentence

  • Blind each of one eye, they set to dealing their cards for beggar-my-neighbour.

    Little Novels of Italy | Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Diplomacy is after all a simple game—even elementary—a magnificent beggar-my-neighbour which we continue to play into eternity.'

    A Modern Mercenary | Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • On principle, Clare disliked losing, even at beggar-my-neighbour.

    Regiment of Women | Clemence Dane
  • People aren't such fools as to start playing beggar-my-neighbour with Ascher, Stutz & Co.

    Gossamer | George A. Birmingham
  • How could they have known that it was not beggar-my-neighbour?

    Miss Mackenzie | Anthony Trollope