rouge et noir

\ ˈrüzhāˈnwär \

Definition of rouge et noir

: a gambling game in which two rows of cards are dealt and designated as rouge and noir and the players may bet on which row will have a count nearer 31, on whether the first card of the winning row will be of the color for that row, or on whether it will not

called also trente-et-quarante

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First Known Use of rouge et noir

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rouge et noir

French, literally, red and black

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“Rouge et noir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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