[ yahs ]

  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

see origin at klaberjass

Words Nearby jass

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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