bezique

[ buh-zeek ]
/ bəˈzik /
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noun Cards.

a game resembling pinochle, originally played with 64 cards and now more commonly with 128 cards and, sometimes, 192 or 256 cards.

Nearby words

  1. bez antler,
  2. beza,
  3. bezaleel,
  4. bezant,
  5. bezel,
  6. bezoar,
  7. bezold's abscess,
  8. bezonian,
  9. bezwada,
  10. bezzant

Origin of bezique

1860–65; < French bésigue, bézigue, perhaps < Italian bazzica a similar game, derived variously from bazza trump card, stroke of luck, or bazzicare to frequent, haunt

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British Dictionary definitions for bezique

bezique

/ (bɪˈziːk) /

noun

a card game for two or more players with tricks similar to whist but with additional points scored for honours and sequences: played with two packs with nothing below a seven
(in this game) the queen of spades and jack of diamonds declared together

Word Origin for bezique

C19: from French bésigue, of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for bezique

bezique

n.

card game, 1861, from French bézigue (19c.), of unknown origin.

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