trou madame

noun

trou ma·​dame
ˌtrüməˈdam
: a variety of bagatelle in which the arches are scored to the player and the holes against him

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trou%20madame. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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