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baccarat

or bac·ca·ra

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

noun

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


baccarat

/ bakara; ˌbækəˈrɑː; ˈbækəˌrɑː /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of baccarat1

1865–70; variant of baccara < French < ?
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Word History and Origins

Origin of baccarat1

C19: from French baccara , of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

Presently Lady Weybourne, on her way to the baccarat rooms, saw him sitting there and looked in.

She passed through the baccarat room, came out again and walked the whole length of the larger apartment.

He made a little promenade of the rooms and eventually he found her amongst the spectators around the baccarat table.

At midnight the game of baccarat commenced: she had asked for "the bank," but the rules of the Club prevented her from getting it.

It was a good game, baccarat, Arthur said, but you had to pay for it sometimes.

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