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crazy eights

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noun (used with a singular verb)

a card game played by two or more persons with a 52-card deck, the object of which is to be the first to get rid of one's hand by successively playing a card of the same suit or denomination as that played by the preceding player, with an eight counting for any desired suit.

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Also called eights.

Origin of crazy eights

First recorded in 1955–60
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