[ sev-uhn-uhp ]

Origin of seven-up

First recorded in 1820–30

Words Nearby seven-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use seven-up in a sentence

  • The king got out an old ratty deck of cards after breakfast, and him and the duke played seven-up a while, five cents a game.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • 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
  • There was a game of seven-up going on in the cabin, and the sun striking down the companionway was bothering Andie Howe.

    The Seiners | James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  • I have seen men seated amid hundreds of slain, quietly enjoying a game of "seven-up," or having a little draw.

  • The checker players left their boards and came over; the "seven-up" devotees dropped their cards and joined the circle.

    The Depot Master | Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for seven-up


  1. a card game in which the lead to each round determines the trump suit: Also called: all fours, pitch

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