rouge et noir

noun

ˈrüzhāˈnwär
: 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

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, red and black

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rouge et noir was in 1784

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“Rouge et noir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rouge%20et%20noir. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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