trente et quarante

[ trahnt ey kuh-rahnt; French trahn tey ka-rahnt ]
/ ˈtrɑnt eɪ kəˈrɑnt; French trɑ̃ teɪ kaˈrɑ̃t /
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noun

Origin of trente et quarante

Borrowed into English from French around 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for trente et quarante

  • He had won money at trente-et-quarante, and was feeling very pleased with his own judgment and powers of intellect generally.

    Swirling Waters|Max Rittenberg
  • Benazet will not accept as a stake; if he would, there are plenty here, believe me, who would set it on the trente-et-quarante.

    The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The ball spins more slowly at Roulette—the cards are dealt more gingerly at Trente-et-quarante here than elsewhere.

  • He had quitted Vienna in order to betake himself to the Saxon Casino, where roulette and trente-et-quarante are played.

    Samuel Brohl & Company|Victor Cherbuliez

British Dictionary definitions for trente et quarante

trente et quarante

/ (French trɑ̃t e karɑ̃t) /

noun

another name for rouge et noir

Word Origin for trente et quarante

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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