manille [muh-nil] ExamplesWord Origin noun Cards.

  1. the second highest trump in certain card games, as the seven of trumps in omber or nine of trumps in klaberjass.

Also menel. 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.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • British Dictionary definitions for manille manille noun

    1. (in ombre and quadrille) the second best trump

    Word Origin for manille C17: from French, from Spanish malilla, diminutive of mala bad

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