Poker Terms

Understanding common poker terms is necessary whether you are playing poker in Las Vegas, with friends, or online. Our poker dictionary includes definitions for terminology you will encounter in games of poker, organized alphabetically (see index below). Each page contains the terms starting with that letter, in order to help you understand the meaning of each term. Common poker terms, vocabulary, jargon, and slang are all covered. New players might want to start with the basic terminology covered in PokerHo's introduction to Internet poker terms or Dead Money's glossary of Hold'em terms.

Poker Dictionary

Use the poker dictionary below for definitions of all terms beginning with each letter of the alphabet. You can access this glossary index from each page of the dictionary. Certain letters (X, Y, and Z) are unused, fyi.


A  -  B  -  C  -  D  -  E  -  F  -  G  -  H  -  I  -  J  -  K  -  L

M  -  N  -  O  -  P  -  Q  -  R  -  S  -  T  -  U  -  V  -  W

For reference, here is a small sample of the terms listed in the glossary:

A: Aces Action Aggressive All-In Ante

B: Bankroll Blind Blank Bluff Bust

C: Call Card Cardroom Check Chips

D: Dead Dominate Door Down Card Draw

E: End Bet Equity Expectation Exposed

F: Fifth Street Fish Flop Fold Freeroll

G: Give Action Gravy Grinder Gutshot

H: Hand High Hi-Lo Hit Hold Em Hole

I: Inside Straight Isolate Insurance

J: Jackpot Jacks or Better Jam Joker

K: Kansas City Lowball Kicker Kill

L: Limit Live Blind Loose Lowball Low

M: Main Make Maniac Middle Pair Muck

N: No-Limit Nut Straight Nursing Nuts

O: Omaha Open Out Outdraw Overcall

P: Pineapple Pocket Position Post Pot

Q: Quads Qualifier Quarter Queen

R: Raise Rake Rank Razz Read Round

S: School Street Split Squeeze Stud

T: Table Stakes Tells Tournament Turn

U: Underdog Under the Gun Upcard

V: Value Bet Variance Video Poker

W: Wired World Series of Poker WSOP