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Definition of whist:

  1. A certain game at cards; - so called because it requires silence and close attention. It is played by four persons ( those who sit opposite each other being partners) with a complete pack of fifty- two cards.
  2. Be silent; be still; hush; silence.
  3. Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still; quiet.
  4. To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute.
  5. To hush or silence.

Synonyms:

pontoon, beggar-thy-neighbor, short whist, long whist.

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