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draw poker

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  1. a variety of poker in which a player is dealt five cards and, after an initial bet, may discard usually up to three of these cards and receive replacements from the dealer.
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Origin of draw poker

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Historical Examples of draw poker

  • They were innocent of secession, rum, draw-poker, and sinfulness gin'rally.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward

    Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)

  • Draw-poker, which was the great game on Mississippi steamers, he knew little about.

  • I abhor cards, outside of draw-poker on shipboard, with a crook of sorts sitting in to lend the game a fillip.

    A Woman Named Smith

    Marie Conway Oemler

  • He became infatuated with euchre, then with cards in general, then with draw-poker in particular,—then into Wall Street.

  • It is for this reason, I suppose, that Gordon once adjured me never to learn the ancient game of draw-poker.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick