Jackson Five

word type: poker slang

  1. Slang for a random poker hand "jacks and fives," which bears phonetic similarity to the legendary soul group The Jackson 5.

VVP and Crappy Poker Slang

Jacks and fives is a good example of a poker hand that doesn't deserve or require a nickname. So is "Dolly Parton" (9-5o, like her song "Nine to Five").

For this type of mind-numbing banality we can blame Vince Van Patten, longtime commentator of the World Poker Tour, who has maintained an irksome fixation with random poker nomenclature since the WPT's inception.