noun mon·te \ˈmän-tē\

Definition of monte

  1. 1 :  a card game in which players select any two of four cards turned face up in a layout and bet that one of them will be matched before the other as cards are dealt one at a time from the pack —called also monte bank

  2. 2 :  three-card monte

Origin and Etymology of monte

Spanish, bank, mountain, heap, from Italian, from Latin mont-, mons mountain

First Known Use: 1824

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