- a call in solo whist and other card games declaring a hand that will win no tricks
- a hand that will win no tricks
C19: from French: misery
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Examples from the Web for misère
Qui medice vivit, misere vivit—He who lives by medical prescription lives miserably.
Sylvie thought she might escape paying her misere if she went to see after Pierrette, but Madame de Chargeboeuf stopped her.Pierrette
Honore de Balzac