A card game similar to bridge but without the use of bidding to establish the trump suit: bridge developed from whist.
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.
Origin of whist
Alteration (perhaps influenced by the exclamation whist silence!) of obsolete and dialectal whisk perhaps from whisk