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.

Origin of jass

1
see origin at klaberjass

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How to use jass in a sentence

  • If so, I hope poor jass will have a wider life than has evidently fallen to the lot of this good lady.'

    Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • It's simply that I see it is right to try and be more careful, and—partly too for your sake, jass.

    Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • And jass, to-day they 're going to have their last out-of-doors tea for this year, you know, as it's getting cold.

    Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I've always told jass everything, and we write long, long letters to mamma.

    Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • jass was the mother of several little Mapors, the scars on her forehead showing their number.

    Adventures in Swaziland | Owen Rowe O'Neil