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Definition of "poker" []

  • One that pokes, especially a metal rod used to stir a fire. (noun)
  • Any of various card games played by two or more players who bet on the value of their hands. (noun)

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 "poker" in a sentence
  • "Playing hands from early position in poker is a good way to mix up your play, and that in turn helps construct an volatile image for yourself."
  • "Watching poker is shorthand for irresponsible and broke."
  • "The term poker comes to us from the German pochen, "to brag" or "to knock," or from a similar German game called pochspiel."