or bac·ca·ra

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


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

Nearby words

  1. bacca,
  2. baccae,
  3. baccalaureate,
  4. baccalaureate sermon,
  5. baccalauréat,
  6. baccate,
  7. bacchae,
  8. bacchanal,
  9. bacchanalia,
  10. bacchanalian

Origin of baccarat

1865–70; variant of baccara < French < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for baccarat



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 baccarat



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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