euchred [yoo-kerd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Australian Informal.
- utterly done in or at the end of one’s tether; exhausted.
- Cards. a game played by two, three, or four persons, usually with the 32, but sometimes with the 28 or 24, highest cards in the pack.
- an instance of euchring or being euchred.
verb (used with object), eu·chred, eu·chring.
- to get the better of (an opponent) in a hand at euchre by the opponent’s failure to win three tricks after having made the trump.
- Slang. to cheat; swindle.
Origin of euchre An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; origin uncertain Examples from the Web for euchred Historical Examples of euchred
“He’s euchred, and may as well go about his business,” laughed Weymouth.
Charles Asbury Stephens
If he fails to take three tricks he is euchred, and the adversaries score four.
H. C. Leeds
If they fail to take three tricks they are euchred, and the adversaries score two.
H. C. Leeds
You heard how Mason, the Chicago man, euchred the Mukton gang, didn’t you?
F. Hopkinson Smith
We were euchred out of our find, which meant the loss of bushels of dollars to us.
British Dictionary definitions for euchred euchre noun
- a US and Canadian card game similar to écarté for two to four players, using a poker pack with joker
- an instance of euchring another player, preventing him from making his contracted tricks
- to prevent (a player) from making his contracted tricks
- (usually foll by out) US, Canadian, Australian and NZ informal to outwit or cheat
- Australian and NZ informal to ruin or exhaust
Word Origin for euchre C19: of unknown origin Word Origin and History for euchred euchre n.
card game, 1846, American English, of unknown origin.