Word of the Week

Four-flusher: (n.) One who deceives or bluffs. 

The phrase comes from poker, in which a “four-flush” is a meaningless hand. (One needs five, not four, cards of the same suit in order to have a flush.)

You can’t believe a word that fool says—he’s a real four-flusher.

  • Sometimes you’ll see fourflusher and that’s fine. There’s more than one spelling.
  • I came across this researching the 1914 municipal election.

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