bac·​ca·​rat ˌbä-kə-ˈrä How to pronounce baccarat (audio)
: a card game resembling chemin de fer in which three hands are dealt and players may bet either or both hands against the dealer's
also : a two-handed version in which players may bet on or against either hand

Examples of baccarat in a Sentence

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Word History


French baccara

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baccarat was in 1848

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“Baccarat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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