poker

See also: póker

EnglishEdit

Miniature tongs, shovel and poker

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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. One who pokes.
  3. A kind of duck, the pochard.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

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.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

poker

  1. belch

CzechEdit

NounEdit

poker m

  1. poker

DutchEdit

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: po‧ker

NounEdit

poker n (uncountable)

  1. poker (card game)

EtymologyEdit

From poken +‎ -er

NounEdit

poker m (plural pokers, diminutive pokertje n)

  1. somebody who pokes a fire

VerbEdit

poker

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

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FrenchEdit

French Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fr

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English

NounEdit

poker m (plural pokers)

  1. (card games) poker

ItalianEdit

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English

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poker m (invariable)

  1. poker (card game)

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PolishEdit

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poker m

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

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  • pokerowy

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

pòker m (Cyrillic spelling по̀кер)

  1. poker

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Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 18:51