rouge et noir

[ roozh ey nwahr; French roozh ey nwar ]
/ ˈruʒ eɪ ˈnwɑr; French ruʒ eɪ ˈnwar /


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.

Nearby words

  1. rouen lilac,
  2. rougail,
  3. rouge,
  4. rouge croix,
  5. rouge dragon,
  6. rouget cell,
  7. rouget de lisle,
  8. rough,
  9. rough and ready,
  10. rough and tumble

Origin of rouge et noir

1785–95; < French: red and black Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rouge et noir

rouge et noir

/ (ˈruːʒ eɪ ˈnwɑː, French ruʒ e nwar) /


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

Word Origin for rouge et noir

French, literally: red and black

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