Where Did the Term “Four Flusher” For a Shifty Person Come From and What Does the Word Mean?

In poker, five cards from the same suit is called a flush and is very valuable.

The highest possible poker hand is a royal flush, or five cards from ten to ace all from the same suit.

However, four cards from the same suit, or a four flush, is nearly worthless.

where did the term four flusher for a shifty person come from and what does the word mean scaled

If a person continues to play with such a hand they are bluffing, or hiding the truth.

And that gave us the expression “four flusher” for a shifty person not to be trusted or believed.

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