piquet


piquet

noun

  1. a card game played by two persons with a pack of 32 cards, the cards from deuces to sixes being excluded.

noun

  1. a card game for two people playing with a reduced pack and scoring points for card combinations and tricks won

n.card game, 1640s, from French piquet, picquet (16c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of pic “pick, pickaxe, pique,” from phrase faire pic, a term said to be used in the game.

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