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British Dictionary definitions for quinze

quinze

noun
  1. a card game with rules similar to those of vingt-et-un, except that the score aimed at is 15 rather than 21

Word Origin

French: fifteen
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Examples from the Web for quinze

Historical Examples

  • They gave me choice of whist, or picquet, or quinze, or hazard.

    Richard Carvel, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • He decreed, that all the inhabitants of the Quinze Vingt were clothed in white.

    Voltaire's Romances

    Franois-Marie Arouet

  • There was not one vestment of that color in the Quinze Vingt.

    Voltaire's Romances

    Franois-Marie Arouet

  • They were masked to conceal their excitement, especially when playing the game of quinze.

  • Et si auions mare contre nous & quinze liees iusques Port Royal.