Partners are drawn for as at whist, the player drawing the highest card leading.
One leaves the Colonel, in the end, cured of his passion for whist.
Parson, slapping his cards on the table in despair: "Are we playing at whist, or are we not?"
While she had her whist and her evening parties, she cared for little else.
Dinner over, we resumed our whist, and played until midnight.
Good conversation, then, is like a well-played game of whist.
Soon silence reigned, while the three friends were absorbed in the mysteries of whist.
"Well, I can make a stab at whist, but I'm no wonder," confessed Joe.
Quadrille-cards will not do for whist, for all the eights, nines, and tens are thrown out.
His games are whist, progressive euchre, and sometimes poker.
card game, 1660s, alteration of whisk "kind of card game," alluded to as early as 1520s, perhaps so called from the notion of "whisking" up cards after each trick; altered perhaps from assumption that it was an interjection invoking silence, from whist "silent" (Middle English).