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rouge et noir

[roozh ey nwahr; French roozh ey nwar]
  1. a gambling game using cards, played at a table marked with two red and two black diamond-shaped spots on which the players place their stakes.
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Origin of rouge et noir

1785–95; < French: red and black
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Examples from the Web for rouge et noir

Historical Examples of rouge et noir

  • The rouge-et-noir player imagines that chance is not capricious.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • "The man who can win at rouge-et-noir can do anything, in my opinion," said Merl.

  • To obtain it, they rush to the roulette or rouge-et-noir table.

    The Sharper Detected and Exposed

    Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin

  • For instance, at rouge-et-noir the gambler may stake a sovereign and lose it.

    Sharps and Flats

    John Nevil Maskelyne

  • Rouge-et-noir had pinched him; he would be revenged on the roulette.

    The Puppet Crown

    Harold MacGrath

British Dictionary definitions for rouge et noir

rouge et noir

  1. a card game in which the players put their stakes on any of two red and two black diamond-shaped spots marked on the tableAlso called: trente et quarante
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Word Origin for rouge et noir

French, literally: red and black
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