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draw poker

noun
1.
a variety of poker in which a player is dealt five cards and, after an initial bet, may discard usually up to three of these cards and receive replacements from the dealer.
Origin of draw poker
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • "Loo" and whist seem to have been the games played, but not "bridge" or draw poker, which were then unknown.

    George Washington: Farmer Paul Leland Haworth
  • Nearly every game in Hoyle was played, but the most popular one was draw poker.

    Life Gleanings T. J. Macon
  • I was invited to sit into a game of draw poker with some of the officers.

  • There was to be no feast this night—nothing but cigarettes and draw poker.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums Burt L. Standish
  • Early though it was, he found four men there engaged in a game of draw poker, and one of the four was old Joe Crowfoot.

    Frank Merriwell's Backers Burt L. Standish
  • It was like draw poker with the advantage of the last raise on his side.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • "He certainly drops a little of his money at draw poker, Zeenie," said Clinch, laughing.

  • Of afternoons and evenings they played an infinitesimal game of draw poker.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson
  • draw poker is about the only kind of a game I ever take a hand in.

  • The game was draw poker, and a hand consisting of six cards would have been an inexcusable vulgarity.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis

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