[Ads-l] eucre (card game) antedated to 1837

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Jul 19 15:38:07 UTC 2015

OED has euchre (various spellings) from 1841.

The Devil's Walk in New Orleans. No. 1


Quoth Nick-- "On my word,

"There's good gambling on board,

"I'll cut in,"--and a hand he soon took:

And both at poker and eucre,

He soon won all their lucre,--

Quoth he--"sure I've the devil's own luck."


The Picayune, New Orleans Feb. 8, 1837 p. 2 col. 3. [AmHistN]

Stephen Goranson


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