five hundred

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five hundred,

card game, similar in principle to euchreeuchre
, card game, played usually by four persons (two sets of partners). The game originated among the Amish and was a popular card game in America in the late 19th cent. The pack has 32 cards, from 7 up to ace in each suit.
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, usually played by three persons with a pack of 32 cards and a joker. Each player receives 10 cards, and highest bidder for the widow (the three cards left over) names trump. The two other players play in temporary combination against the bidder, and 500 points wins the game. In the early 20th cent. five hundred was very popular in the United States.
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