Yarborough
noun Etymology: Charles Anderson Worsley, 2d Earl of Yarborough died 1897 English nobleman said to have bet a thousand to one against the dealing of such a hand Date: 1900 a hand in bridge or whist containing no ace and no card higher than a nine

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  • Yarborough — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Cale Yarborough (* 1939), US amerikanischer Rennfahrer Ralph Yarborough (1903–1996), US amerikanischer Politiker (Texas) William P. Yarborough (1912–2005), US amerikanischer Generalleutnant Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yarborough — [yär′bʉr΄ō, yär′bər ə] n. [said to be so named after an Earl of Yarborough, who would bet 1,000 to 1 against its occurring] a bridge or whist hand containing no card higher than a nine …   English World dictionary

  • Yarborough — /yahr berr oh, bur oh/ or, esp. Brit., / beuhr euh/, n. Whist, Bridge. a hand in which no card is higher than a nine. [1895 1900; after the 2nd Earl of Yarborough (d. 1897), said to have bet 1000 to 1 against its occurrence] * * * …   Universalium

  • yarborough — [ jα:b(ə)rə] noun (in bridge or whist) a hand with no card above a nine. Origin early 20th cent.: said to be named after an Earl of Yarborough who bet 1,000 to 1 against its occurrence …   English new terms dictionary

  • Yarborough — Yar•bor•ough [[t]ˈyɑrˌbɜr oʊ, ˌbʌr oʊ[/t]] esp. brit. [[t] bər ə[/t]] n. gam a hand in bridge or whist in which no card is higher than a nine • Etymology: 1895–1900; after the 2nd Earl of Yarborough (d. 1897), said to have bet 1000 to 1 against… …   From formal English to slang

  • Yarborough — /ˈjabərə/ (say yahbuhruh) noun Bridge, Whist a hand of cards, none of which is higher than a nine. {named after the 2nd Earl of Yarborough, 1809–62} …   Australian English dictionary

  • yarborough — n. a whist or bridge hand with no card above a 9. Etymology: Earl of Yarborough (d. 1897), said to have betted against its occurrence …   Useful english dictionary

  • yarborough — noun A hand, in bridge or whist, that has no card with a value greater than nine …   Wiktionary

  • yarborough — yar·bor·ough …   English syllables

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