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Syllabification: Hoyle
Pronunciation: /hoil

Definition of Hoyle in English:


(in phrase according to Hoyle)
According to plan or the rules.
Example sentences
  • So today, play by the rules and live your life according to Hoyle.
  • The Ethics Commission, you'll recall, is the 10-year-old agency that decides whether the activities - particularly those involving campaign money - of the city's 18 elected officials are played according to Hoyle.
  • Appoint some FBI lady to make sure things are done according to Hoyle.


early 20th century: from the name of Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769), English writer on card games.

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