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white chip

noun, Chiefly Poker.
1.
a white-colored chip having the lowest value (contrasted with blue chip).
Origin of white chip
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • It is true that a splash had fallen on the white chip crown, but my brother was always ready with comfort.

    The Secret of Charlotte Bront Frederika Macdonald
  • The second is of a light silk dress of salmon-colored silk, van-dyked; bonnet of white chip.

  • In fact, he grew so excessively cautious that anybody could bluff him out of quite large pots merely by reaching for a white chip.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • On her head she wore a small, flat, white chip hat bound with green.

    The Strange Story Book Mrs. Andrew Lang
  • Bessie had not a blue bonnet; her bonnet was white chip and pink may—the enemy's colors.

  • To-night the white chip was festooned in tulle, and the dewy lilies pinned on just before starting, to keep them fresh and crisp.

    Dainty's Cruel Rivals Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
  • The hats were of 43 white chip, ornamented with white and pale green plumes.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • Here's your white chip, Bill, and I'll just lift it ten thousand—I'm that much light in the pot for a minute.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • “Oh, nothing, just a white chip on the table,” Forrest answered lightly.

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