Origin of omber
Examples from the Web for ombre
Manille, ma-nil′, n. in ombre and quadrille, the highest card but one.
The ombre had the privilege of deciding which suit should be trumps.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
"I am told the old Duchess of Marlborough prefers roly-poly to quadrille or ombre," said Herrick, as the cards were being dealt.Mohawks, Volume 2 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Ombre had been introduced in the previous century by Catherine of Braganza, and quadrille was another favorite game of hers.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
Why, Sterne told me he left you at ombre with Leigh; and yet you never saw him.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for ombre
Word Origin for ombre
Word Origin and History for ombre
card game popular early 18c., from French hombre, from Spanish hombre "man" (see hombre). So called from an expression (translatable as "I am the man") spoken in the course of the game.