partie carrée

noun 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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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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