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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