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manille

[muh-nil]
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noun Cards.
  1. the second highest trump in certain card games, as the seven of trumps in omber or nine of trumps in klaberjass.
Also menel.

Origin of manille

1665–75; alteration of Spanish malilla, diminutive of obsolete mala, noun use of feminine of malo bad < Latin malus
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Historical Examples

  • Manille, ma-nil′, n. in ombre and quadrille, the highest card but one.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for manille

manille

noun
  1. (in ombre and quadrille) the second best trump

Word Origin

C17: from French, from Spanish malilla, diminutive of mala bad
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