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or hom·bre

[ om-ber ]
/ ˈɒm bər /


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.

Nearby words

omar khayyám, omasum, omayyad, omb, ombe, omber, ombre, ombrellino, ombro-, ombrogenous, ombrophilous
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for omber

  • Hedin was no unwelcome guest in the houses of gentlefolks, and he was often seen at the judge's and the pastor's omber parties.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres|Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • Tied to these baskets are ribbons in the omber shades of rose.