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draw poker

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
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The draw-poker and stud-poker tables, each with its circle of onlookers, were equally quiet.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • They were innocent of secession, rum, draw-poker, and sinfulness gin'rally.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • draw-poker, which was the great game on Mississippi steamers, he knew little about.

  • I abhor cards, outside of draw-poker on shipboard, with a crook of sorts sitting in to lend the game a fillip.

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler
  • It is for this reason, I suppose, that Gordon once adjured me never to learn the ancient game of draw-poker.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • Storri's poise restored, Mr. Harley would seek those speculative statesmen, lusting for draw-poker.

    The President Alfred Henry Lewis
  • He became infatuated with euchre, then with cards in general, then with draw-poker in particular,—then into Wall Street.

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