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seven-up

[sev-uh n-uhp] /ˈsɛv ənˈʌp/
noun
1.
all fours (def 2).
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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British Dictionary definitions for seven up

seven-up

noun
1.
a card game in which the lead to each round determines the trump suit Also called all fours, pitch
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Word Origin and History for seven up

seven-up

n.

children's game, 1830; with capital initials, as the proprietary name of a brand of carbonated drink, it is attested from 1928.

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Encyclopedia Article for seven up

all fours

ancestor of a family of card games dating back to 17th-century England and first mentioned in The Complete Gamester of Charles Cotton in 1674. The face card formerly known as the knave owes its modern name of jack to this game. Originally, all fours was regarded as a lower-class game-it was much played by African Americans on slave plantations-but in the 19th century it broadened its social horizons and gave rise to more-elaborate games such as cinch, pitch, smear, and don, which include partnership play, bidding, or additional scoring cards

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