from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The old game of nineholes.
- n. Whist played in an unscientific way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The game of nine-holes.
- n. In whist, a manner of playing “either in utter ignorance of all its known principles, or in defiance of them, or both” (Pembridge).
Sorry, no etymologies found.