Antedating of "Poker" (Card Game)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 2 02:48:54 UTC 2011

poker, n.4 (OED 1836)

1832 _The Globe_ (Washington, D.C.) 3 Sept. 2/5 (19th Century U.S. Newspapers)  Who is notorious for his skill and dexterity at _Lieu_, _poker_ and _Kentucky Brag?_ ... _Centre County (Pa.) Democrat._

Fred Shapiro

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