whist (wĭst, hwĭst)
A card game ancestral to bridge, played with a full deck by two teams of two players, in which the last card dealt indicates trump, tricks of four cards are played, and a point is scored for each trick over six won by each team.
[Alteration (perhaps influenced by the exclamation whist, silence!) of obsolete and dialectal whisk, perhaps from WHISK.]
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