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Poker jargon

The large and growing jargon of poker includes many terms. This set of pages contains brief glosses of most of the popular terms you may encounter in text or over the table. If more than a brief gloss is required, there may be a link to a more complete article on the topic. Though space is not an issue here, the list has been trimmed to primarily those poker-specific terms one might find in poker texts or in common use in casinos. Not included here are those terms whose meanings are obvious or not specifically poker-related, those that are too regional, and those that are just obvious variations of words covered here. Various poker hands have been given many names, and these are listed in Slang poker hand names. Names of games are covered in the description of each game under Poker variants. Finally, this is not meant to be formal dictionary; precise usage details and multiple closely related senses are ommitted here in favor of concise treatment of the basics.

Alphabetical listing of poker jargon

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