Definition of whist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

whist

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//wɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪst//
 
[uncountable] Card games
 
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a card game for two pairs of players in which each pair tries to win the most cards See related entries: Card games Word Origin mid 17th cent. (earlier as whisk): perhaps from whisk (with reference to whisking away the tricks).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whist