baccarat

or bac·ca·ra

[ bah-kuh-rah, bak-uh-; bah-kuh-rah, bak-uh-; French ba-ka ra ]
/ ˈbɑ kəˌrɑ, ˈbæk ə-; ˌbɑ kəˈrɑ, ˌbæk ə-; French ba ka ˈra /

noun

a gambling game at cards played by a banker and two or more punters who bet against the banker.

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Origin of baccarat

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

baccarat
/ (ˈbækəˌrɑː, ˌbækəˈrɑː, French bakara) /

noun

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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