What does the word whist mean?

Usage examples for whist

  1. With what contempt would a player of tennis or baseball or whist regard the proposition that his opponent should be merciful to him, and let him win now and then! – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  2. Farewell to Mortlake, murmured Longcluse, as he heard these sounds, with a shrug and his peculiar smile; farewell, the lights, the claret- jug, the whist, and all the rest. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  3. At a small table he recognised Brandes and Stull playing what appeared to be bridge whist with two men whom he had never before seen. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers