show-down

n.

1904, from poker players' slang term for the act of laying down the hands face-up (1892); see show (v.) + down (adv).


Nearby words

  1. show to advantage,
  2. show trial,
  3. show up,
  4. show window,
  5. show-and-tell,
  6. show-me,
  7. show-off,
  8. show-place,
  9. show-stopper,
  10. show-stopping

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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