Yarborough

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 its occurrence

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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