Meaning of POKER in English

POKER

/ ˈpəʊkə(r); NAmE ˈpoʊ-/ noun

1.

[ U ] a card game for two or more people, in which the players bet on the values of the cards they hold

2.

[ C ] a metal stick for moving or breaking up coal in a fire

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WORD ORIGIN

sense 1 mid 19th cent.: of US origin; perhaps related to German pochen to brag, Pochspiel bragging game.

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