from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A card game requiring seven points to win. Also called pitch2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A children's game in which players with their eyes shut try to guess which of a group of seven people pressed down their thumbs.
  • n. this sense) (card games) A card game similar to all fours.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The game of cards called also all fours, and old sledge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game, the same as all-fours.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a form of all fours in which a total of seven points is game


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It was a matter of masculine pride that he should walk with them, and he had done so in fair seeming; but women had remained to him a closed book, and he preferred a game of solo or seven-up any time.

    Chapter XII

  • He made himself a pack of cards from birch bark, and taught Neewak the way to play seven-up.


  • Way, way back in the day we used to make a seven-up cake and poke holes in the layers, which we drizzled jello over to fill them.

    Mountain Dew Cupcakes & JOB UPDATE!

  • Here are the members of our party drinking cold cans of coke and seven-up on the other side of the same open room - the "restaurant".

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • At odd moments there might be a game of seven-up or poker, customarily played for matches on the trail, because there would be no money in their pockets until they reached a shipping town.


  • Kennicott played seven-up with the conductor and two brakemen.

    Main Street

  • The king got out an old ratty deck of cards after breakfast, and him and the duke played seven-up a while, five cents a game.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • For supper they had catfish, and perch, and trout, and seven-up, and euchre, and poker, and when the meal was over Mr.P. went out for a moonlight row upon the lake.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870

  • We saw the United States flag flying from the ramparts, and thought that Yank would probably be asleep or catching lice, or maybe engaged in a game of seven-up.

    "Co. Aytch" Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show

  • I have seen men seated amid hundreds of slain, quietly enjoying a game of "seven-up," or having _a little draw_.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "Strangely, Jude's dog was happier when walking on its hind legs than on seven-up."

    April 13, 2011

  • "A game, the same as all-fours." --CD

    April 13, 2011