Yarborough means: Card games: An ‘honor card’ is a higher rank card than nine, and a Bridge or Whist hand of thirteen cards contains no honor. The Earl of Yarborough is the name of this 18th century English nobleman who was tired of his peers complaining about holding bad cards and laid 1000-1 odds against such hands. The true odds of him winning were closer to 2000-1. (in Community Dictionary, added by Conundrum)
What else does Yarborough mean?
- An honor card-free bridge or whisthand. (in AZ Dictionary)