rouge et noir [roozh ey nwahr; French roozh ey nwar] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
“The man who can win at rouge-et-noir can do anything, in my opinion,” said Merl.
Charles James Lever
To obtain it, they rush to the roulette or rouge-et-noir table.
For instance, at rouge-et-noir the gambler may stake a sovereign and lose it.
John Nevil Maskelyne
Rouge-et-noir had pinched him; he would be revenged on the roulette.
British Dictionary definitions for rouge et noir rouge et noir noun
- 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