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Meaning of crazy eights

cra'zy eights'

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— (used with a sing. v.) (used with a sing. v.)
  1. a card game played by two or more persons with a 52-card deck, the object of which is to be the first to get rid of one's hand by successively playing a card of the same suit or denomination as that played by the preceding player, with an eight counting for any desired suit. Also called
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