Yar|bor|ough or yar|bor|ough «YAHR BUR oh; especially British YAHR buhr uh», noun.
a hand at whist or bridge with no card higher than a nine.
[supposedly < an Earl of Yarborough who used to bet 1,000 to 1 against its occurrence]

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  • ough — flam·bor·ough; marl·bor·ough; ough; thor·ough·brace; yar·bor·ough; bor·ough; thor·ough; thor·ough·bred; thor·ough·fare; thor·ough·bred·ness; thor·ough·go·ing·ly; thor·ough·go·ing·ness; thor·ough·ly; thor·ough·ness; …   English syllables

  • yar — bo·yar; keb·yar; wyn·yar·dia; yar; yar·age; yar·ak; yar·bor·ough; yar·dang; yar·kandi; yar·ke; yar·mouth; yar·mul·ke; yar·pha; yar·ran; yar·row; him·yar·ite; iy·yar; yar·kee; yar·mel·ke; …   English syllables

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