Meaning of POKER in English

POKER

poker 1

/poh"keuhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that pokes.

2. a metal rod for poking or stirring a fire.

[ 1525-35; POKE 1 + -ER 1 ]

poker 2

/poh"keuhr/ , n.

a card game played by two or more persons, in which the players bet on the value of their hands, the winner taking the pool.

[ 1825-35, Amer.; perh. orig. braggart, bluffer; cf. MLG poken to brag, play, MD poken to bluff, brag ]

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