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omber

or hom·bre

[om-ber]
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noun
  1. a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
  2. the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.
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Also especially British, om·bre.

Origin of omber

1650–60; < French (h)ombre < Spanish hombre literally, man < Latin hominem, accusative of homō man. See Homo
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Examples from the Web for omber

Historical Examples

  • Tied to these baskets are ribbons in the omber shades of rose.

    Breakfasts and Teas

    Paul Pierce

  • Hedin was no unwelcome guest in the houses of gentlefolks, and he was often seen at the judge's and the pastor's omber parties.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen