A bridge or whist hand containing no honor cards.
A bridge or whist hand containing no ace or other card higher than a nine.
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.