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(in bridge or whist) a hand with no card above a nine.
- ‘The term a 'yarborough' in bridge and whist came about because the Earl of Yarborough was fond of betting at odds of 1000:1 against this hand being dealt (A yarboruough meaning a hand of 13 cards none of which is higher than a 9).’
- ‘There are good yarboroughs and bad yarboroughs, based on the strength of the spots.’
Early 20th century: named after the Earl of Yarborough (died 1897), said to have bet 1000 to 1 against its occurrence.
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