spadille

noun
spa·​dille | \ spə-ˈdil How to pronounce spadille (audio) , -ˈdē\

Definition of spadille

: the highest trump in various card games (such as ombre)

First Known Use of spadille

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spadille

French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada broadsword, spade (in cards) — more at spade

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