manille [muh-nil] ExamplesWord Origin noun Cards.
- the second highest trump in certain card games, as the seven of trumps in omber or nine of trumps in klaberjass.
Also. Origin of manille 1665–75; alteration of Spanish malilla, diminutive of obsolete mala, noun use of feminine of malo bad Latin malus Examples from the Web for manille Historical Examples of manille
Manille, ma-nil′, n. in ombre and quadrille, the highest card but one.
British Dictionary definitions for manille manille noun
- (in ombre and quadrille) the second best trump
Word Origin for manille C17: from French, from Spanish malilla, diminutive of mala bad