chouette

noun chou·ette \shüˈet, ˈshwet\

Definition of chouette

plural

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  1. :  a method of scoring by which more than two persons can participate in a two-handed game (such as backgammon), one player accepting the bets of all other players on the result of a game between that player and one other active player — see in the box at 2box, captain 1p

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Origin and Etymology of chouette

French, from faire la chouette to play a lone hand at cards, literally, to act like a barn owl, from chouette barn owl, alteration of Old French çuete, of imitative origin


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