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Yarborough or yarborough
noun: In a card game, a weak hand, especially one in which no card is above a nine.
After Charles Anderson Worsley, 2nd Earl of Yarborough (1809-1897), who is said to have bet 1000 to 1 against the occurrence of such a hand. The actual odds are 1827 to 1. Earliest documented use: 1900.
“For days on end I can’t seem to get a hand much better than a yarborough.”
Louis Joseph Vance; Nobody; George H. Doran; 1915.
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