[ pee-nuhk-uhl ]
Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Mid 19th century; of unknown origin; unknown etymology
nouna popular card game played by two, three, or four persons, with a 48-card deck
nounA) The night was getting boring, so Martin suggested we play a game of pinochle. B) Paula hates playing pinochle because she is not good at card games.
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