[Ads-l] Antedating Euchre

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 24 12:34:13 EDT 2020

OED has 1841 for the card game "euchre".

1836 _Nashville Republican_ Apr 19 4/1 [display adv, ProQuest Hist. Newspapers]
"11 Gro. Bartly and Ely's, Eagle, Decatur, Merry-andrew, Highlander, Poker, and Ucre playing Cards"

Previously antedated to 1837:

This is also quite early for "poker" (OED has 1832).

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list