partie carrée

par·​tie car·​rée | \ˌpärˌtēkäˈrā, ˌpärtē-\

Definition of partie carrée 

: a party of four persons as we were a partie carrée, you might have your rubber— A. Conan Doyle

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History and Etymology for partie carrée

French, party of two men and two women, from partie party + carrée, feminine of carré square

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