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[French van-tey-œn]
noun Cards.
  1. twenty-one(def 4).
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Origin of vingt-et-un

1775–85; < French: literally, twenty-one
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Examples from the Web for vingt-et-un

Historical Examples

  • He is dealer, and turns up a "vingt-et-un" almost every time.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.


  • Probably we prefer it to a game of greater chance, such as vingt-et-un.

    If I May

    A. A. Milne

  • The French introduced rouge-et-noir, roulette, lansquenet, and vingt-et-un.

    The Life of Bret Harte

    Henry Childs Merwin

  • Late that night he received a tip from a dealer at one of vingt-et-un tables.

    Dangerous Days

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • For example, at Vingt-et-un, you will always know whether it is advisable to draw another card or not.

    Sharps and Flats

    John Nevil Maskelyne

British Dictionary definitions for vingt-et-un


  1. another name for pontoon 2
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Word Origin

literally: twenty-one
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