See also: Poker and póker

EnglishEdit

 
Miniature tongs, shovel and poker

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

poke +‎ -er

NounEdit

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. (historical) A tool like a soldering iron for making poker drawings.
  3. One who pokes.
  4. A kind of duck, the pochard.
  5. (MLE, slang) Knife.
    Synonyms: jook, jooker, ching, ying, bassy, rambo, pokey, chete, shank, nank, splash, splasher, cheffer
    • 2021 March 6, Mloose (BG) (lyrics and music), “Real As Hell”‎[1], 0:58–1:02:
      There is that guy that does with the pokings
      I step with the poker
      Play, cuz right, you might get folded
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VerbEdit

poker (third-person singular simple present pokers, present participle pokering, simple past and past participle pokered)

  1. To poke with a utensil such as a poker or needle.
    • 1796 July, “The Late Lord Chesterfield”, in The Aberdeen Magazine, volume 1, number 2, page 70:
      The King continued pokering the fire with his back to the door, and took no notice of Lord Chesterfield.
    • 1939, Norah Gourlie, A Winter with Finnish Lapps, page 68:
      The lids have very pleasant designs pokered on with a hot needle.
    • 1988, Robin Jenkins, Guests of War, page 246:
      When she was gone Bell was afflicted by a mood that had her moving round the room, holding on to the yellow curtain, standing over her girls, stroking the sails of the model yacht, opening the drawer and looking at the broken brooch, pokering the fire, and shifting the kettle's position on the hearth.

Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

American English, perhaps from first element of German Pochspiel, from German pochen, perhaps from French poque. First appeared in the 19th century.

NounEdit

poker

  1. Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing 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 termsEdit
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit
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
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

poker (third-person singular simple present pokers, present participle pokering, simple past and past participle pokered)

  1. To play poker.
    • 1929, West Virginia Wild Life, page 38:
      Then we went to Mead's and pokered until morning.
    • 1969, Emma Wilson Emery, Aunt Puss & Others: Old Days in the Piney Woods, page 94:
      Papa liked nothing better than a game of poker . His pokering habits caused Mama grave anxiety.
    • 1992, Vance H. Trimble, The Astonishing Mr. Scripps, page 56:
      "He ran with and pokered with us boys,” Bob Paine would recall fifty years later, “ the darndest, pepperyest, finest companion a fellow could ask.”
    • 2017, Elle Kennedy, ‎Sarina Bowen, Stay:
      “Yeah,” Lemming mutters. “We're pokering, so shut the fuck up.” “I raise five,” Blake announces.

Further readingEdit

Etymology 3Edit

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

NounEdit

poker (plural pokers)

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

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for poker in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

poker

  1. belch

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English poker.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈpokr̩]
  • Hyphenation: po‧ker

NounEdit

poker m inan

  1. poker

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English poker, perhaps from the first element of German Pochspiel, from German pochen, perhaps from French poque.

NounEdit

poker n (uncountable)

  1. poker (card game)

Etymology 2Edit

From poken +‎ -er.

NounEdit

poker m (plural pokers, diminutive pokertje n)

  1. somebody who pokes a fire

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

poker

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

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English poker.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

poker m (plural pokers)

  1. (card games) poker

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English poker.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

poker m (invariable)

  1. (card games, poker) poker
  2. (card games, poker) four of a kind

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ poker in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English poker.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

poker m inan

  1. poker
  2. straight flush
    poker królewskiroyal flush

DeclensionEdit

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

poker m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of pôquer

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:pôquer.


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English poker.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

pòker m (Cyrillic spelling по̀кер)

  1. poker (card game)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • poker” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pọ́kər m inan

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

See alsoEdit

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