On this page we'll give you an overview of the most commonly used poker terms. We've categorized the terms by alphabet and by type of game.
Poker terms categorized by alphabet
Poker has its own set of unique terms and jargon, and more are being added every week as its popularity continues to expand. There are names for particular starting hands, such as pocket rockets and big slick. There are terms describing poker scenarios, such as a bad beat. It would take a week to write them all, but I think the following list will give you a good idea of the terms you will hear used on a regular basis as you play.
Poker terms categorized by game
The following links will give you an overview of the most important poker terms you'll have to know, when playing 5 Card Stud, 5 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud, Omaha or Texas Hold'em Poker.
5 Card Draw terminology
7 Card Stud terminology
Omaha Poker terminology
Omaha Hi/Lo Poker terminology
Texas Holdem terminology