twenty-one

noun
twen·​ty-one | \ ˌtwen-tē-ˈwən How to pronounce twenty-one (audio) , ˌtwən- \

Definition of twenty-one

1 : a number that is one more than 20 — see Table of Numbers
2 [translation of French vingt-et-un] : blackjack sense 1

Other Words from twenty-one

twenty-one adjective
twenty-one pronoun, plural in construction

First Known Use of twenty-one

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Twenty-one.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twenty-one. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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