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.


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

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US omber

/ (ˈɒmbə) /


an 18th-century card game

Word Origin for ombre

C17: from Spanish hombre man, referring to the player who attempts to win the stakes
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