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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