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trente et quarante

[ trahnt ey kuh-rahnt; French trahn tey ka-rahnt ]
/ ˈtrɑnt eɪ kəˈrɑnt; French trɑ̃ teɪ kaˈrɑ̃t /
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Origin of trente et quarante

Borrowed into English from French around 1665–75
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British Dictionary definitions for trente et quarante

trente et quarante
/ (French trɑ̃t e karɑ̃t) /

noun

another name for rouge et noir
C17: French, literally: thirty and forty; referring to the rule that forty is the maximum number that may be dealt and the winning colour is the one closest to thirty-one
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