baccarat

noun
bac·​ca·​rat | \ ˌbä-kə-ˈrä How to pronounce baccarat (audio) , ˌba- \

Definition of baccarat

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web Between 2015 and 2017, Nguyen and Tran worked together to win games of baccarat at the casino more than 10 times, according to prosecutors. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2022 Santan Mountain will have more than 850 slots and table games, such as mini-baccarat, craps and roulette. Renata Cló, The Arizona Republic, 19 Oct. 2021 The new compacts allowed the tribes to expand their casinos and offer new table games like baccarat and craps. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, 6 Sep. 2021 Wild Horse Pass also opened a new high-limit area with six mini-baccarat tables, six blackjack tables and one roulette wheel. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, 7 Aug. 2021 Social distancing is a hard sell at the baccarat tables. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2020 Board analyst Michael Lawton said casinos reported increases in all categories, including table games, blackjack, roulette, sports betting, slot machines and baccarat. USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2020 Las Vegas casinos have long courted Chinese gamblers, offering baccarat — one of the most lucrative games in the city — as well as separate rooms for big spenders and extravagant Lunar New Year celebrations. NBC News, 2 Mar. 2020 At the usually bustling Sands casino, more than half of the baccarat tables were unused and only a few gamblers played in silence at others. Joyu Wang And Jing Yang, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of baccarat

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baccarat

French baccara

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The first known use of baccarat was in 1848

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Last Updated

8 Apr 2022

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“Baccarat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baccarat. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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