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jass

[yahs]
noun
  1. a card game for two persons that is played with a 36-card pack made by removing all cards below the sixes from a regular 52-card pack, in which point values are assigned to certain melds and to certain cards taken in tricks.
  2. Also jasz. the jack of trumps in klaberjass.
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Origin of jass

see origin at klaberjass
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Historical Examples of jass

  • Won't you do so too, Jass, for there are two or three things we can learn together?'

    Robin Redbreast

    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • I'm very pleased you've got the watch, Jass, and I wish I hadn't said that.'

    Robin Redbreast

    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • I am not only thinking of the Harpers, Jass; indeed, I'm not.

    Robin Redbreast

    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • But somehow, mamma, I have vexed Jass about it several times.

    Robin Redbreast

    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • I wouldn't care if we all had to live in quite a tiny cottage; would you, Jass?'

    Robin Redbreast

    Mary Louisa Molesworth