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Nertz

Nertz is a fast-paced, real-time, multiplayer card game involving multiple decks of playing cards. It is often described as a combination of the card games Speed and Solitaire.

Nertz is known by a number of different names: Hell, Nerts, Pounce, Peanuts, Racing Demon and Squinch The name "Nertz" appears to be the most recognized.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

nertz

1932, originally American English college slang, colloquial or euphemistic pronunciation of nuts as a slang retort of defiance or dismissal (1931).

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nertz

a. 1 (context informal slang English) nuts. 2 (context informal slang English) nonsense.