- a card game played by two persons with a pack of 32 cards, the cards from deuces to sixes being excluded.
Origin of piquet
Examples from the Web for piquet
Historical Examples of piquet
Can you spare a day from the tennis-court, or an evening from piquet?Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
I was only going to say that he gave me a pack of cards; would you like a game of piquet?The Rescue
Often through compliance I played at piquet with my husband.The Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Maurice and piquet—then the widow and the divorcée for dinner—and now alone again!Man and Maid
He thanks you not, his pride is in piquet, Newmarket-fame, and judgment at a bet.Essay on Man
- a card game for two people playing with a reduced pack and scoring points for card combinations and tricks won
Word Origin for piquet
card game, 1640s, from French piquet, picquet (16c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of pic "pick, pickaxe, pique," from phrase faire pic, a term said to be used in the game.