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Webster 1913 Edition


Poker

Pok′er

,
Noun.
[From
Poke
to push.]
1.
One who pokes.
2.
That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals.
3.
A poking-stick.
Decker.
4.
(Zool.)
The poachard.
[Prov. Eng.]
Poker picture
,
a picture formed in imitation of bisterwashed drawings, by singeing the surface of wood with a heated poker or other iron.
Fairholt.

Pok′er

,
Noun.
[Of uncertain etymol.]
A game at cards derived from brag, and first played about 1835 in the Southwestern United States.
Johnson’s Cyc.

Pok′er

,
Noun.
[Cf. Dan.
pokker
the deuce, devil, also W.
pwci
, a hobgoblin, bugbear, and E.
puck
.]
Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.
[Colloq. U. S.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Poker

PO'KER

,
Noun.
[from poke.] An iron bar used in stirring the fire when coal is used for fuel.

PO'KER

,
Noun.
[L. bos, bovis.] Any frightful object, especially in the dark; a bugbear; a word in common popular use in America.

Definition 2021


Poker

Poker

See also: poker and póker

German

Noun

Poker n

  1. poker (card game)

Luxembourgish

Etymology

Borrowing from English poker.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpokɐ/

Noun

Poker m (uncountable)

  1. poker

Derived terms

poker

poker

See also: Poker and póker

English

Miniature tongs, shovel and poker

Noun

poker (plural pokers)

  1. A metal rod, generally of wrought iron, for adjusting the burning logs or coals in a fire; a firestick. [from earlier 16th c.]
  2. One who pokes.
  3. A kind of duck, the pochard.
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

American English, perhaps from first element of German Pochspiel, from German pochen, perhaps from French poque.

Noun

poker (plural pokers)

  1. Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing the cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according to a standard ranking of hand values for the game. [from earlier 19th c.]
  2. (poker) All the four cards of the same rank.
Derived terms
Related terms
See also
Poker hands in English · poker hands (layout · text)
high card pair two pair three of a kind straight
flush full house four of a kind straight flush royal flush
Translations

External links

Etymology 3

Compare Danish pokker (the deuce, devil), and English puck.

Noun

poker (plural pokers)

  1. (US, colloquial) Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.


Basque

Noun

poker

  1. belch

Czech

Noun

poker m

  1. poker

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: po‧ker

Etymology 1

American English, perhaps from first element of German Pochspiel, from German pochen, perhaps from French poque

Noun

poker n (uncountable)

  1. poker (card game)

Etymology 2

From poken + -er

Noun

poker m (plural pokers, diminutive pokertje n)

  1. somebody who pokes a fire

Verb

poker

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pokeren
  2. imperative of pokeren

Anagrams


French

Etymology

Borrowing from English poker.

Noun

poker m (plural pokers)

  1. (card games) poker

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English poker.

Noun

poker m (invariable)

  1. poker (card game)

Derived terms


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔkɛr/

Noun

poker m inan

  1. (card games) poker
  2. straight flush
    poker królewskiroyal flush

Declension

Derived terms

  • pokerowy

Portuguese

Noun

poker m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of pôquer

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pôquer.


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from English poker.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pǒker/
  • Hyphenation: po‧ker

Noun

pòker m (Cyrillic spelling по̀кер)

  1. poker (card game)

Declension

References

  • poker” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

Noun

póker m inan (genitive pókra, nominative plural pókri)

  1. poker (card game)
  2. (poker) four of a kind

See also

Poker hands in Slovene · poker karte (layout · text)
najvišja karta par dva para tris lestvica, kenta
barva full house poker barvna lestvica kraljeva lestvica