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Definition of "euchre" [eu•chre]

  • A card game played usually with the highest 32 cards, in which each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making the trump is required to take at least 3 tricks to win. (noun)
  • The act of euchring an opponent. (noun)
  • To prevent (an opponent) from taking 3 tricks in euchre. (verb-transitive)
  • To deceive by sly or underhand means; cheat: euchred us out of our life savings. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "euchre" in a sentence
  • "Adams said the Samboree gathering includes games and festivities throughout the week such as euchre, bingo, craft classes, tours of the Coshocton area, seminars and entertainment."
  • "In the afternoon I'd watch the Packers win, grill filet mignon from Nick's of Calvert, movie night with the kids and a game of euchre with my wife and some friends."
  • "So Louis and I rendezvoused in a livery stable, and with coats buttoned and chattering teeth played euchre and casino until the time of our exile was over."