Yarborough

/ˈjɑːb(ə)rə/

Origin

First recorded in 1895–1900; after the 2nd Earl of Yarborough (died 1897), said to have bet 1000 to 1 against its occurrence (Source: dictionary.com)

Early 20th century said to be named after an Earl of Yarborough, who bet 1000 to 1 against the occurrence of such a hand. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Yarborough

Yarborough

noun

  1. a hand in which no card is higher than a nine.
  2. bridge whist a hand of 13 cards in which no card is higher than nine

dictionary.com

Yarborough

noun

  1. (in bridge or whist) a hand with no card above a nine.

lexico.com

Yarborough

noun

  1. : a hand in bridge or whist containing no ace and no card higher than a nine

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Yarborough

  1. I ascertained that Mrs. Johnson and Senator Yarborough were all right.
  2. One of the pleasant old buildings is the Yarborough Hotel, at which my companion and I stayed.
  3. Behind the figure of St. Luke in the Yarborough picture is a second pillar.
  4. And Senator Yarborough also moved forward, and possibly he moved over a little to the right.
  5. "Especially the mask," returned Sylvia, under her breath, and laid on the table the last card of a Yarborough.
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