- a declaration made by a bettor in certain gambling games, as baccarat and chemin de fer, indicating a bet matching the full amount in the bank, to the exclusion of all previous lower bets: often used as an interjection.
- to make such a declaration.
Origin of banco
1745–55; < French < Italian < Germanic; see bank2
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Examples from the Web for banco
Citibank restructured the Banco Hipotecário, and paid back the $43 million loan four years before it was due.In Bolivia, Serving a Prior Government Can Make You a Political Prisoner
December 29, 2011
It began harmlessly enough, with a call from the manager of Banco Bilbao in Malaga, who asked Schiller to stop by.The Billionaire and the Fugitive
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July 23, 2011
In a flash he remembered the banco on the lake, the other sounds he had heard.
He searched his banco for his bow and arrows, but was astonished to find only the bow.
As he felt the banco quiver and twist he prepared for the dive.
And do not remain in Banco, or Padre Diego will surely make you trouble.Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
Secondly, that notes of interrogation are not at all like bank notes; although they are largely uttered in Banco Regino.The Comic English Grammar
- a call in gambling games such as chemin de fer and baccarat by a player or bystander who wishes to bet against the entire bank
C18: from French from Italian: bank
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