spadille

noun

spa·​dille spə-ˈdil How to pronounce spadille (audio)
-ˈdē
: the highest trump in various card games (such as ombre)

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spadille was in 1728

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Cite this Entry

“Spadille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spadille. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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