Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 02/19/20 Euchred

Euchred (adjective)
euchred [ yoo-kerd ]

adjective Australian Informal.
1. utterly done in or at the end of one's tether; exhausted.

Origin: First recorded in 1865–70; euchre + -ed


Euchred (noun, verb)
euchred [ yoo-kerd ]

1. Cards. a game played by two, three, or four persons, usually with the 32, but sometimes with the 28 or 24, highest cards in the pack.
2. an instance of euchring or being euchred.

verb (used with object), eu·chred, eu·chring.
3. to get the better of (an opponent) in a hand at euchre by the opponent's failure to win three tricks after having made the trump.
4. Slang. to cheat; swindle.

Origin: An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; origin uncertain

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