baccarat

or bac·ca·ra

[bah-kuh-rah, bak-uh-; bah-kuh-rah, bak-uh-; French ba-ka ra]

Origin of baccarat

1865–70; variant of baccara < French < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for baccara

baccarat

noun
  1. a card game in which two or more punters gamble against the banker

Word Origin for baccarat

C19: from French baccara, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for baccara

baccarat

n.

card game, 1848, from French baccara (19c.), of unknown origin. Baccarat is the name of a town in France that was noted for glass-making.

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