- a variety of poker in which each player is dealt one card face down in the first round and one card face up in each of the next four rounds, each of the last four rounds being followed by a betting interval.Compare seven-card stud.
- any similar variety of poker.
Origin of stud poker
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for stud poker
In a Hot Springs, Arkansas, stud-poker game, a player named Burke became justly incensed one evening because he could not win.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
I ran a stud-poker game, with a Jap an' a Chinaman for partners.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
After supper Joe proposed a game of stud-poker but Babbitt refused with brevity, and Joe contentedly went to bed at eight.Babbitt
In any game from stud-poker to marketing mining stock Mr. Wingfield can outwit, outmaneuver and outgeneral a hundred like "Larry."My Adventures with Your Money
George Graham Rice
It was very interesting and pretty to see; Lin had much better have joined the game of stud-poker.Lin McLean
Doc and I was taking a hand at stud-poker there when we heard him shouting outside: 'I'm a roaring, raging lion, I am!Saddle and Mocassin
Francis Francis Jr.
- a variety of poker in which the first card is dealt face down before each player and the next four are dealt face up (five-card stud) or in which the first two cards and the last card are dealt face down and the intervening four cards are dealt face up (seven-card stud), with bets made after each roundOften shortened to: stud
C19: from stud ² + poker ²