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[kas-uh-blang-kuh, kah-suh-blahng-kuh] /ˌkæs əˈblæŋ kə, ˌkɑ səˈblɑŋ kə/
a seaport in NW Morocco: wartime conference of Roosevelt and Churchill, January, 1943. Unabridged
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  • "All day, ma'am," said the office-boy, with the manner of a Casablanca.

    The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse
  • Both feared they were lost, and not even headed toward Casablanca.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • They would never fly to Casablanca, or to any other place, for that matter.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • In a daze he looked about and saw that he was rolling along the Casablanca field.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Where else could they be than within a mile of the sea bastions of Casablanca?

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
British Dictionary definitions for Casablanca


a port in NW Morocco, on the Atlantic: largest city in the country; industrial centre. Pop: 3 523 000 (2003)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Casablanca

city in Morocco, Spanish, literally "white house" (see casino, blank (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Casablanca in Culture

Casablanca definition

A romantic war adventure film from 1942, in which Humphrey Bogart plays a nightclub owner in Casablanca, Morocco, and Ingrid Bergman plays his former lover.

Note: Casablanca has a classic blend of love interest and international intrigue, and many lines from it are extremely familiar: “Here's looking at you, kid” (Bogart's toast to Bergman), and “Play it once, Sam — for old time's sake.... Play ‘As Time Goes By’” (Bergman's request to the pianist in Bogart's club), which is often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam.”

Casablanca definition

Largest city in Morocco. It is a port on the Atlantic Ocean.

Note: The city was the setting of Casablanca, a 1943 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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