Origin of flush

2
First recorded in 1540–50; perhaps all sense developments of flush1

OTHER WORDS FROM flush

flush·ness, noun

Definition for flusher (2 of 3)

flush4
[ fluhsh ]
/ flʌʃ /
Cards.

adjective

consisting entirely of cards of one suit: a flush hand.

noun

a hand or set of cards all of one suit.Compare royal flush, straight flush.
Pinochle. a meld of ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of the trump suit.Compare marriage(def 9), royal marriage.

Origin of flush

4
1520–30; compare French (obsolete) flus, variant of flux flow, flush (compare phrase run of cards) < Latin fluxus flux

Definition for flusher (3 of 3)

flush1
[ fluhsh ]
/ flʌʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of flush

1
1540–50; perhaps extended senses of flush3; compare similar phonesthemic elements and meanings of blush, gush, flash

SYNONYMS FOR flush

OTHER WORDS FROM flush

flush·a·ble, adjectiveflush·er, nounflush·ing·ly, adverbflush·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for flusher

  • You've called me a fo'-flusher twice, an' the on'y way to prove a fo'-flush is to call fo' a show-down.

    Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
  • He'd have shot both the heels off that fo'-flusher, right an' left, 'thout you ever see his hands move.

    Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn

British Dictionary definitions for flusher (1 of 4)

flush1
/ (flʌʃ) /

verb

noun

adjective

having a ruddy or heightened colour

Derived forms of flush

flusher, noun

Word Origin for flush

C16 (in the sense: to gush forth): perhaps from flush ³

British Dictionary definitions for flusher (2 of 4)

Derived forms of flush

flushness, noun

Word Origin for flush

C18: probably from flush 1 (in the sense: spring out)

British Dictionary definitions for flusher (3 of 4)

flush3
/ (flʌʃ) /

verb

(tr) to rouse (game, wild creatures, etc) and put to flight

Word Origin for flush

C13 flusshen, perhaps of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for flusher (4 of 4)

flush4
/ (flʌʃ) /

noun

(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

Word Origin for flush

C16: from Old French flus, from Latin fluxus flux
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Medicine definitions for flusher

flush
[ flŭsh ]

v.

To turn red, as from fever, heat, or strong emotion; blush.
To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water.

n.

An act of cleansing or rinsing with a flow of water.
A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.
A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.

adj.

Having surfaces in the same plane; even.
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