three–card monte

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noun \ˈthrē-ˈkärd-\

Definition of three–card monte

  1. :  a gambling game in which the dealer shows three cards, shuffles them, places them face down, and invites spectators to bet they can identify the location of a particular card

1854

First Known Use of three–card monte

1854


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