There are 2 main definitions of whist in English:

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whist 1

Pronunciation: /(h)wist/

noun

A card game, usually for two pairs of players, in which points are scored according to the number of tricks won.
Example sentences
  • The Narrator compares playing card games such as whist to using analytical powers of the human mind.
  • It is based on whist and unlike many whist games is probably best suited for 3 players.
  • In the twentieth century, bridge has displaced whist as the most popular card game internationally among serious card players.

Origin

Mid 17th century (earlier as whisk): perhaps from whisk (with reference to whisking away the tricks); perhaps associated with whist2.

Words that rhyme with whist

assist, cist, coexist, consist, cyst, desist, enlist, exist, gist, grist, hist, insist, list, Liszt, mist, persist, resist, schist, subsist, tryst, twist, wist, wrist
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There are 2 main definitions of whist in English:

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whist 2

Pronunciation: /(h)wist/

exclamation

Variant spelling of whisht.
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