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five hundred

noun, Cards.
1.
a variety of euchre in which a joker and widow are included, the object being to score 500 points first.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for five hundred

five hundred

noun
1.
a card game for three players, with 500 points for game
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Encyclopedia Article for five hundred

card game for two to six players, devised in 1904 by the United States Playing Card Company. Though later eclipsed by bridge, it still has a substantial American following and has also become the national card game of Australia and New Zealand. Five hundred was devised as a deliberate cross between euchre, with its distinctive "bowers," and bridge, with its system of bidding.

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