trente-et-quarante

noun

trente-et-qua·​rante
ˌträⁿtākəˈräⁿt
variants or trente-quarante
ˌträⁿk-

Word History

Etymology

French trente et quarante, literally, thirty and forty; from the fact that the number dealt must never exceed 40 and the color nearest 31 wins

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“Trente-et-quarante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trente-et-quarante. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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