Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A card game in which the winner is the player who holds two or three cards totaling closest to nine.

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  • noun card games A card game with some similarities to blackjack.

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  • noun a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French baccara, from Provençal.]

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Probably from French

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