trente et quarante

trente et quarante

trente et quarante [trahnt ey kuh-rahnt; French trahn tey ka-rahnt] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. rouge et noir.

Origin of trente et quarante Borrowed into English from French around 1665–75 Examples from the Web for trente et quarante Historical Examples of trente et quarante

  • The ball spins more slowly at Roulette—the cards are dealt more gingerly at Trente-et-quarante here than elsewhere.

    The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims

    Andrew Steinmetz

  • He had quitted Vienna in order to betake himself to the Saxon Casino, where roulette and trente-et-quarante are played.

    Samuel Brohl & Company

    Victor Cherbuliez

  • Benazet will not accept as a stake; if he would, there are plenty here, believe me, who would set it on the trente-et-quarante.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • He had won money at trente-et-quarante, and was feeling very pleased with his own judgment and powers of intellect generally.

    Swirling Waters

    Max Rittenberg

  • British Dictionary definitions for trente et quarante trente et quarante noun

    1. another name for rouge et noir

    Word Origin for trente et quarante C17: French, literally: thirty and forty; referring to the rule that forty is the maximum number that may be dealt and the winning colour is the one closest to thirty-one

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