Poker Dictionary and Glossary of Terms for Beginners

Welcome to Confused by some of the poker lingo? Before you can master the game of poker, you need to get familiar with all the poker terms and slang words used by online and live players. It’s not enough to simply know the rules. This page is a poker dictionary and glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the game for newbies to better understand player chat at the table.

If you want to know what was meant by a “three-bet”, “continuation bet”, “donkey”, “squeeze play” or other expressions used by the global poker playing community, you should browse through the poker dictionary below. Definitions include cross-links, real world examples, and related terms to help you dig deeper into the language of poker. New terms and acronyms are added all the time, so check back often.

Glossary of Poker Terms: Alphabetical Listing

This list is just a few of the common poker terms that are used. There are many more that exist and after you start playing more and more, and you’ll realize just how many unique poker words that you don’t know. Hopefully this website will answer most of your questions on how to play poker for real money as well as the meaning of any unfamiliar words being used by your opponents, but if not don’t be afraid to ask other poker players what any term means. It can be a great way to learn even more about this great game.

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