- a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
- the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.
Also especially British, om·bre.
Origin of omber
1650–60; < French (h)ombre < Spanish hombre literally, man < Latin hominem, accusative of homō man. See Homo
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