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

     

    poker

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpəʊkə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊkər//
     
    Card games
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a card game for two or more people, in which the players bet on the values of the cards they hold See related entries: Card games
  2. 2 [countable] a metal stick for moving or breaking up coal in a fire
  3. Word Originsense 1 mid 19th cent.: of US origin; perhaps related to German pochen ‘to brag’, Pochspiel ‘bragging game’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poker

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