Definition of euchre in English:


Line breaks: eu¦chre
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːkə


[mass noun]
A North American card game for two to four players, played with the thirty-two highest cards, the aim being to win at least three of the five tricks played.
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  • That's about the only good thing that has happened today, winning four games of euchre in a row.
  • And then I'll teach you how to play solitaire euchre.
  • I spent many a sunny afternoon in the smoky darkness of a pool hail in a small central Illinois town where wizened men took my pennies at euchre, gin rummy and poker.


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1(In euchre) gain the advantage over (another player) by preventing them from taking three tricks.
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  • The score for winning all the tricks or euchring the makers is 3 points instead of 2.
  • If you lose a trick you are euchred; and if you get euchred going alone, the deck scores four points.
  • Bushing or Waiting in the bushes is passing when you hold enough cards to make trump, hoping instead to euchre the opponent who picks up.
1.1North American informal Deceive, outwit, or cheat (someone): they euchred Congress out of $50 billion
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  • ‘He really euchred me there,’ he says with a grin.
  • You may recall that he euchred Elizabeth's uncle into visiting a site where his experts said Elizabeth's body could have been found.
1.2 (be euchred) Australian informal Be exhausted or ruined.


early 19th century: from German dialect Jucker(spiel).

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