ombre


ombre

noun

  1. a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
  2. the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.

noun

  1. an 18th-century card game

n.card game popular early 18c., from French hombre, from Spanish hombre “man” (see hombre). So called from an expression (translatable as “I am the man”) spoken in the course of the game.

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