Meaning of POKER in English

POKER

I. pok·er ˈpō-kər noun

Date: 1534

: one that pokes ; especially : a metal rod for stirring a fire

II. po·ker ˈpō-kər noun

Etymology: probably modification of French poque, a card game similar to poker

Date: 1836

: any of several card games in which a player bets that the value of his or her hand is greater than that of the hands held by others, in which each subsequent player must either equal or raise the bet or drop out, and in which the player holding the highest hand at the end of the betting wins the pot

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poker hands in descending value: 1 five of a kind, 2 royal flush, 3 straight flush, 4 four of a kind, 5 full house, 6 flush, 7 straight, 8 three of a kind, 9 two pair, 10 one pair

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