trou madame

trou ma·​dame | \ ˌtrüməˈdam \

Definition of trou madame

: a variety of bagatelle in which the arches are scored to the player and the holes against him

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History and Etymology for trou madame

French trou-madame, literally, hole madam, from Middle French; from the exclamation of the women players when one of them fails to score

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“Trou madame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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