plural passe-dixes
: a game played with three dice in which the caster who is the banker bets even money that the pips on his cast of the three dice will total 10 or more

Word History


French, from passer to pass + dix ten, from Latin decem

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“Passe-dix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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