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Sense: 1
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Probably from French poque, card game like poker.
Sense: 2
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: poke

poker

noun
     
Related topics: Cards, Household
pokÔÇžer
1 [uncountable]DGC a card game that people usually play for money:
Can you play poker?
poker
2 [countable]DH a metal stick used to move coal or wood in a fire to make it burn better

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