partie carrée

noun par·tie car·rée \ˌpärˌtēkäˈrā, ˌpärtē-\

Definition of partie carrée

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

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Origin and Etymology of partie carrée

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

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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