- a card game dating probably from the Renaissance and still popular in central Europe, originally played with a special pack of 78 cards but now usually played with 32 cards of a regular pack together with 22 tarots.
Origin of tarok
1605–15; < obsolete Italian tarocco; see tarot
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Examples from the Web for tarok
The young Count will be there to-night, and we'll have some tarok.
Conversations round the room were now carried on in whispers; tarok cards were produced and here and there a game was in progress.
The gentlemen are in the ante-room playing at whist and tarok, and perhaps a little innocent game of hazard.The Jews of Barnow
Karl Emil Franzos
"Volat" is an expression used in tarok to denote that no tricks have been made by an opponent.
The young people danced, the old played whist or tarok, and they stayed till daybreak.Black Diamonds