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five hundred

noun Cards.
  1. a variety of euchre in which a joker and widow are included, the object being to score 500 points first.
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Origin of five hundred

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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Historical Examples of five hundred

  • John had horses from twenty-five to five-hundred guineas each.

    Geoffery Gambado

    William Henry Bunbury

  • In nineteen thousand-franc notes, and twelve of five-hundred francs.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie

    Honore de Balzac

  • I placed first in my class and most of the five-hundred other students were male.

    Sense of Obligation

    Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)

  • "Take that to the banker's, and bring back a five-hundred pound note," she said.

    My Lady's Money

    Wilkie Collins

  • No five-hundred pound bank-note was in the letter when I opened it.

    My Lady's Money

    Wilkie Collins


British Dictionary definitions for five hundred

five hundred

noun
  1. a card game for three players, with 500 points for game
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