- (in bridge and other bidding card games) a declaration that the speaker is passing.
- (in poker) a declaration that the speaker is checking: Is my pair of tens still high? By me.
adjective Also bye.
noun, plural byes.
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"That is the only darrk spot to the picture, me byes," returned the trapper, with a sigh.The Pioneer Boys of the Ohio|Harrison Adams
Thim infernal things stuck out of me carcas till, as one of the byes remarked, 'I was more porcupine than human.'Tales from the X-bar Horse Camp|Will C. Barnes
Besides, he had money in his pocket, and "what would the byes think av me if I neglected to set 'em up?"Michael McGrath, Postmaster|Ralph Connor
"Now you byes go up to the house and go to bed," ordered Mike.The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell|L. P. Wyman
One by one, the "byes" dropped down from the village, and to each in turn JemPage 479 had to tell all he knew about the mermen.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan