"cherry-colour" Definition

  1. either red or black, as you wish; a term used in a cheating trick at cards. When the cards are being dealt, a knowing one offers to bet that he will tell the colour of the turn-up card. “Done!” says Mr. Green. The sum being named, Mr. Sharp affirms that it will be CHERRY-COLOUR; and as cherries are either black or red, he wins, leaving his victim a wiser man, it is to be hoped, and not a _better_ for the future. It may be as well for the habitually unfortunate to know that wagers of this kind are not recoverable even according to the sporting code, which disacknowledges all kinds of catch-bets.

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Position in the dictionary: 599 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cherry-merry, cherubs, cheshire cat, chi-ike, chicken, chicken-hearted, children’s shoes, chill, chimney-sweep, chin-chin
Previous words in the dictionary: cherry-bums, cheesy, cheesemongers, cheesecutter, cheese, cheek by jowl, cheek, chee-chee, checks, cheat’em

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