Meaning of POKER in English


n. a card-game in which bluff is used as players bet on the value of their hands. poker-dice dice with card designs from ace to nine instead of spots. poker-face 1 the impassive countenance appropriate to a poker-player. 2 a person with this. poker-faced having a poker-face.

[ 19th c.: orig. unkn.: cf. G pochen to brag, Pochspiel bragging game ]

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