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banco

[bang-koh, bahng-]
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noun, plural ban·cos.
  1. a declaration made by a bettor in certain gambling games, as baccarat and chemin de fer, indicating a bet matching the full amount in the bank, to the exclusion of all previous lower bets: often used as an interjection.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to make such a declaration.
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Origin of banco

1745–55; < French < Italian < Germanic; see bank2
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banco

interjection
  1. a call in gambling games such as chemin de fer and baccarat by a player or bystander who wishes to bet against the entire bank
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Word Origin

C18: from French from Italian: bank
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