noun a North American card game for two to four players, played with the thirty-two highest cards, the aim being to win at least three of the five tricks played.
1》 (in euchre) prevent (another player) from taking three tricks.
2》 N. Amer. informal deceive or outwit.
3》 (be euchred) Austral. & Canadian informal be exhausted or ruined.
C19: from Ger. dialect Jucker(spiel).

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