Synonyms for according-hoyle

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hoil
Phonetic Transcription : hɔɪl

Définition of according-hoyle

Origin :
  • cited as a typical authority on card or board games, in reference to Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), author of several works on card-playing. The surname, according to Bardsley, represents a Northern English dialectal pronunciation of hole. "In Yorks and Lancashire hole is still dialectically hoyle. Any one who lived in a round hollow or pit would be Thomas or Ralph in the Hoyle." ["Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames," London, 1901]
  • As in according to Hoyle : noun according to the highest authority

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