There are 2 definitions of whist in English:


Syllabification: whist
Pronunciation: /(h)wist


A card game, usually for two pairs of players, in which points are scored according to the number of tricks won.
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  • 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.


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

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There are 2 definitions of whist in English:


Syllabification: whist
Pronunciation: /


variant spelling of whisht.

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