poker etymology

English word poker comes from French poque, and later German pochen (To insist. To thump, to throb.)

Detailed word origin of poker

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poque French (fra)
pochen German (deu) To insist. To thump, to throb.
Pochspiel German (deu)
poker English (eng) (poker) All the four cards of the same rank.. Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing the cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according [...]