Whist meaning

wĭst, hwĭst
(now chiefly dial.) Hush.
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A card game ancestral to bridge, played with a full deck by two teams of two players, in which the last card dealt indicates trump, tricks of four cards are played, and a point is scored for each trick over six won by each team.
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A card game similar to bridge but without the use of bidding to establish the trump suit: bridge developed from whist.
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Any of several four-player card games, similar to bridge.
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Sessions of playing the card game.
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To hush or silence; to still.

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(intransitive) To become silent.

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Alternative spelling of whisht. Silence! Quiet! Hush! Shhh!

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Origin of whist

  • Alteration (perhaps influenced by the exclamation whist silence!) of obsolete and dialectal whisk perhaps from whisk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English whist (“silent").

    From Wiktionary