DUTCHMAN" is when you
have both Bowers (Jack, Jack) and Ace of trump.
HOOKS" is when you have
both Jacks of one color. A jack does look like a hook eh?
BOYS" is the same as above.
"SKUNK" is when you beat your opponent by a score
BRAINER" is used to describe
a hand that you can play and get your point without using your brain! It's
usually a hand that includes Both Hooks and three other trump or Both Hooks
and the Ace with two other Aces or the Ace-King of another suit. You get
KITTY" is the four cards
which remains laying face down after the deal. These cards are not played
"GUARDED" is a term usually used to describe having
the LEFT and another card of suit so that if the RIGHT is led you can throw
the other trump you have to make your LEFT good or usable.
BARE" is used to describe
the opposite of having it GUARDED. This means that all you have is one
trump and as soon as trump is led, you loose your chance of using it to
take a trick.
DIRTY" is when your opponent
turns up a card and you have a good hand of that suit, or at least several
trump and you pass hoping that he will pick it up so that you can "Euchre"
"BAG" is the same as passing dirty.
"BAGGER" is what YOU are when you BAG!
"RENEGE" (ri nig' -neg') is playing a card out of
suit when holding any of the suit that was called for or led.
YOUR DEAL" you lose your
deal when everybody passes twice and you fail to call trump and the cards
are passed on to the next player to deal.
"MARCH" is taking all five tricks. Hey, NICE MARCH!
"KAMIKAZE" (kä' mi kä' ze) this is the famous
"Bob King" loaner. Most of the time this is what the person who
is going alone yells while knowing that he doesn't have a chance in hell
to make it! Sort of like a "do or die" type situation. Practice
with extreme caution. Of course when it does work, it's BEAUTIFUL!
THE BARN" is when you
have a score of 9 points.
SUITED" is obviously when
you only have two different suits in your hand.
IT" when someone orders
up trump, or picks up a card and declares "I'll shoot it", they
mean that they are going alone.
HOME" is what you tell
your partner when you are going to try to go alone.
COUNTY" is definitely
a geographical term. It is probably ONLY used in a tiny part of Northeast
Ohio. Holmes County is a county in Ohio which is mostly Amish. You have
been "HOLMES COUNTIED" when getting Euchred while going alone.
It can be used in situations to let your partner know that he/she needs
to pray for you so that you don't embarrass yourself. Example #1 If you
call it on only ONE or TWO trump and the opposition doesn't lead to your
off Ace/Aces and you have to lay off of the first trick to avoid leading
yourself out of trump or, Example #2 If you call it on only ONE or TWO
trump and the opposition doesn't lead to your off Ace/Aces for the SECOND
TIME IN A ROW, then you may tell your partner "Hummm, could be a "HOLMES
COUNTY" here! Your partner should start to pray for you immediately!
Most opposing teams don't mind this kind of table talk. <G>
"FARMER" is one of the origional terms used for the
bowers or jacks.
HAND" is when you have
a three 9's or three 10's in your hand. Some players play that who ever
yells "farmers hand" first, can exchange his hand for the cards
in the kitty.
"REVOKE" is the same as "RENEGE"
A BOY" means that you
have a chance to use trump so you throw a 9 or a 10, only to be "overtrumped"
by the leaders partner with a higher trump. For example, if the person
to your right leads a card and you throw a 9 of trump on it, and his partner
over trumps it with an Ace, he would gladly proclaim "Don't send a
THE RIVER" is when you
call trump of the opposite color of what was turned up on the deal.
"SET" is when the opposing team Euchres you. You
have been SET = You have been Euchred.
TALK" is when in your
conversation you let your partner know ANYTHING about the cards in your
hand. This is a definite NO NO. Another term used for table talk is "Kibitzing" however I believe that it's "normal"
usage is used to describe an "Onlooker", especially one who talks
or gives advice about the game he/she is watching.
THE BUSH" means to lead
trump. Sometimes, actually a lot of times your opponent will have the Ace
of what you have called trump, or the Left Bare. If you lead the Right,
or if your partner does, then you will pull or draw out the trump from
your opponents hand. If you choose to lead your off-suit, then the chances
of your opponent getting to use that one trump that they have is significantly
greater. You should "SHAKE THE BUSH" to see what flies out! You
just may be happily surprised!