Meaning of POKER in English


~ 1

■ noun a metal rod with a handle, used for prodding and stirring an open fire.


~ 2

■ noun a card game played by two or more people who bet on the value of the hands dealt to them, sometimes using bluff.


C19: of US origin; perh. related to Ger. pochen 'to brag', Pochspiel 'bragging game'.

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