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



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