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[sev-uh n-uhp]
  1. all fours(def 2).
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Origin of seven-up

First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for seven-up

Historical Examples

  • Nice fellow you are, sitting down to play a hand of seven-up for the price of a pack of cards!

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks

  • "I don't care for seven-up," Miss Bridger quelled, speaking to him for the first time since Billy returned.

    The Long Shadow

    B. M. Bower

  • Durin' the month I would win from the soljers dealin' monte or playin' seven-up.

  • But the Major and the Colonel were playing a rubber of seven-up (or high-low-Jack) and paid no attention.

  • At noon the foul ogre cribbage stalks rampant, and seven-up for dim, distant oysters that only the eye of faith can see.

British Dictionary definitions for seven-up


  1. a card game in which the lead to each round determines the trump suitAlso called: all fours, pitch
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Word Origin and History for seven-up


children's game, 1830; with capital initials, as the proprietary name of a brand of carbonated drink, it is attested from 1928.

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