Yarborough meaning

yär'bûr'ō, -bər-ə
A bridge or whist hand containing no honor cards.
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A bridge or whist hand containing no ace or other card higher than a nine.
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(card games) A hand, in bridge or whist, that has no card with a value greater than nine.
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Origin of yarborough

  • After Charles Anderson Worsley, Second Earl of Yarborough (1809–1897), said to have bet 1,000 to 1 that such a hand would not occur
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • After the second Earl of Yarborough (b. 1809), who supposedly bet 1,000 to 1 that such a hand would not occur.
    From Wiktionary