There are 2 definitions of whist in English:

whist1

Syllabification: whist
Pronunciation: /(h)wist
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

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:

whist2

Syllabification: whist
Pronunciation: /
 
(h)wist/

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