Cards. a game played by two, three, or four persons, usually with the 32, but sometimes with the 28 or 24, highest cards in the pack.
an instance of euchring or being euchred.
verb (used with object), eu·chred, eu·chring.
to get the better of (an opponent) in a hand at euchre by the opponent's failure to win three tricks after having made the trump.
Slang. to cheat; swindle.
Origin of euchre
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; origin uncertain
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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British Dictionary definitions for euchre
a US and Canadian card game similar to écarté for two to four players, using a poker pack with joker
an instance of euchring another player, preventing him from making his contracted tricks
to prevent (a player) from making his contracted tricks
(usually foll by out) US, Canadian, Australian and NZ informal to outwit or cheat
Australian and NZ informal to ruin or exhaust
Word Origin for euchre
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for euchre
card game, 1846, American English, of unknown origin.
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