[bah-kuh-rah, bak-uh-; bah-kuh-rah, bak-uh-; French ba-ka ra]
- a gambling game at cards played by a banker and two or more punters who bet against the banker.
Origin of baccarat
1865–70; variant of baccara < French < ?
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- a card game in which two or more punters gamble against the banker
C19: from French baccara, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for baccara
card game, 1848, from French baccara (19c.), of unknown origin. Baccarat is the name of a town in France that was noted for glass-making.
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