rouge et noir

rouge et noir

rouge et noir [roozh ey nwahr; French roozh ey nwar] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a gambling game using cards, played at a table marked with two red and two black diamond-shaped spots on which the players place their stakes.

Origin of rouge et noir 1785–95; French: red and black Examples from the Web for rouge et noir Historical Examples of rouge et noir

  • The rouge-et-noir player imagines that chance is not capricious.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • “The man who can win at rouge-et-noir can do anything, in my opinion,” said Merl.

    The Martins Of Cro’ Martin, Vol. II (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • To obtain it, they rush to the roulette or rouge-et-noir table.

    The Sharper Detected and Exposed

    Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin

  • For instance, at rouge-et-noir the gambler may stake a sovereign and lose it.

    Sharps and Flats

    John Nevil Maskelyne

  • Rouge-et-noir had pinched him; he would be revenged on the roulette.

    The Puppet Crown

    Harold MacGrath

  • British Dictionary definitions for rouge et noir rouge et noir noun

    1. a card game in which the players put their stakes on any of two red and two black diamond-shaped spots marked on the tableAlso called: trente et quarante

    Word Origin for rouge et noir French, literally: red and black

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