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stud poker

noun, Cards.
a variety of poker in which each player is dealt one card face down in the first round and one card face up in each of the next four rounds, each of the last four rounds being followed by a betting interval.
Compare seven-card stud.
any similar variety of poker.
Origin of stud poker
1860-65, 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
  • In any game from stud-poker to marketing mining stock Mr. Wingfield can outwit, outmaneuver and outgeneral a hundred like "Larry."

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • It was very interesting and pretty to see; Lin had much better have joined the game of stud-poker.

    Lin McLean Owen Wister
  • In a corner, presiding over a stud-poker game, I was surprised to see our old friend Mosher.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Plimsoll himself presided over the stud-poker table, dealing the game.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • Thus by well-defined stages, and hugging now his Dream, to the stud-poker game.

    Winner Take All Larry Evans
  • I ran a stud-poker game, with a Jap an' a Chinaman for partners.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • After supper Joe proposed a game of stud-poker but Babbitt refused with brevity, and Joe contentedly went to bed at eight.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Doc and I was taking a hand at stud-poker there when we heard him shouting outside: 'I'm a roaring, raging lion, I am!

    Saddle and Mocassin Francis Francis Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for stud-poker

stud poker

a variety of poker in which the first card is dealt face down before each player and the next four are dealt face up (five-card stud) or in which the first two cards and the last card are dealt face down and the intervening four cards are dealt face up (seven-card stud), with bets made after each round Often shortened to stud
Word Origin
C19: from stud² + poker²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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