from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who plays whist.


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  • Even in England the old lady whist-player of the last generation required to be looked after pretty closely — if

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If you want to succeed at whist, either be a good whist-player, or play with marked cards.

    G.K. Speaks - The Fallacy of Success

  • This celebrated whist-player has turned his accomplishments to some profit.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • DEAR SIR, — I have always been considered the third-best whist-player in Europe, and (though never betting more than five pounds) have for many years past added considerably to my yearly income by my skill in the game, until the commencement of the present season, when a French gentleman, Monsieur Lalouette, was admitted to the club where I usually play.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • Mr.D. very honorably paid the sum lost by him to the honorable whist-player, but we have not heard that, BEFORE HIS SUDDEN TRIP TO PARIS, Mr. D — uc — ce paid

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • His father was known as a manager of estates; his uncle as a whist-player; he was minded to follow the steps of his grandfather and be a statesman.

    The American Senator

  • When I hear that this man is the best whist-player in

    The Duke's Children

  • Fix had begun by winning several guineas, which he seemed likely to lose; but he showed himself a not less eager whist-player than Mr. Fogg.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Now you know, brothers -- I call you brothers to prove how very friendly my feelings are towards you, even if I do show you up from our side -- you know that a good whist-player is only slightly interested in the play of the great cards.

    From a Girl's Point of View

  • I play with magnificent effrontery, often rushing in where angels fear to tread; but, somehow, effrontery is not the best qualification for a whist-player.

    From a Girl's Point of View


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