mon·​te ˈmän-tē How to pronounce monte (audio)
: 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


Word History


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

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of monte was in 1824

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Cite this Entry

“Monte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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