Clicking Buttons

word type: poker slang

  1. When an online poker player is playing erratically or illogically.

Context and Usage

In the context of discussing an online poker play, the term "clicking buttons" may arise as a slightly derogatory but lighthearted way of describing donkish or random playing.

For instance: "What were you doing calling there with deuces? Just clicking buttons?"


The term 'clicking buttons' is extremely similar to the video-gaming phrase 'button mashing'. For example, during a friendly game of Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter, you might say to your opponent, "Dude WTF are you're just button mashing over there." This would be akin to a heads-up match in which your buddy sucks out on you and you say, "God, all you were doing was clicking buttons...such a luckbox."