Poker vs Milker - What's the difference?

poker | milker |


As nouns the difference between poker and milker

is that poker is a metal rod, generally of wrought iron, for adjusting the burning logs or coals in a fire; a firestick or poker can be any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing the cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according to a standard ranking of hand values for the game or poker can be (us|colloquial) any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear while milker is a dairy cow.

poker

English

Etymology 1

(poke).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A metal rod, generally of wrought iron, for adjusting the burning logs or coals in a fire; a firestick.
  • One who pokes.
  • A kind of duck, the pochard.
  • Synonyms
    * (fireplace utensil) firestick, stoker

    Etymology 2

    American English, perhaps from first element of (etyl) Pochspiel, from (etyl) pochen, perhaps from (etyl) poque

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing the cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according to a standard ranking of hand values for the game.
  • (poker) All the four cards of the same rank.
  • Derived terms
    * poker chip * poker face * poker-faced
    See also
    * three card brag

    Etymology 3

    Compare (etyl) , and English puck.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, colloquial) Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.
  • (Webster 1913) ----

    milker

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a dairy cow
  • a person who, or a machine which, milks
  • a conservative poker player who only raises the stakes on a good hand