barbotte

noun bar·botte \(ˈ)bär¦bät\
variants: less commonly

barbooth

\-¦büt(h)\ or

barbudi

\bärˈbüdē\

Definition of barbotte

plural

-s

  1. :  a dice game in which a throw of 3-3, 5-5, 6-6, or 6-5 wins, a throw of 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, or 4-4 loses, and other throws do not count

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Origin and Etymology of barbotte

borrowed from Canadian French & Modern Greek; Canadian French barbotte, barboute, borrowed from Modern Greek mbarmboúti, borrowed from Turkish barbut, of obscure origin A Balkanism presumably introduced into Montreal by Greek or Sephardic Jewish immigrants in the 1920s or earlier. The hypothesis of a French argot origin is not supportable.


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