a gambling game at cards played by a banker and two or more punters who bet against the banker.
Jack, she knew very well, had no intention of breaking with Alington, because the latter had cheated at baccarat.
Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
But as to Ronnie, bridge and baccarat and poker-patience are positively all that he thinks about.
Beasts and Super-Beasts Saki
She passed through the baccarat room, came out again and walked the whole length of the larger apartment.
Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
The headquarters of the 37th Division were at baccarat on the Alsatian border.
The Fight for the Argonne William Benjamin West
Then he sang comic songs in the drawing-room, and discussed the methods of cheating at baccarat.
Dodo, Volumes 1 and 2 Edward Frederic Benson
“I make the company a present of the only safe way to cheat at baccarat,” he said.
Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
These games of baccarat soon became an institution, but I am glad to say that I never “plunged,” and never played beyond my means.
Trooper 3809 Lionel Decle
At some country-house party he’d been accused of cheating at baccarat.
The Brightener C. N. Williamson
His attitude in this baccarat affair has been strictly honourable, although open to criticism.
As the Crow Flies Walter Phelps Dodge
I’m regularly haunted by the recollection of my losses at baccarat.
Mr. Punch in Bohemia Various
a card game in which two or more punters gamble against the banker
card game, 1848, from French baccara (19c.), of unknown origin. Baccarat is the name of a town in France that was noted for glass-making.
berrylike. bearing berries. Historical Examples baccate, berried, berry-like, of a pulpy nature like a berry (bacca). The Elements of Botany Asa Gray baccate -us: berry-like: applied to bladder-like ovaries from the surface of which the short ovarian tubes arise. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith adjective (botany) like a berry in form, […]
the female attendants of Bacchus. the priestesses of Bacchus. the women who took part in the Bacchanalia. Historical Examples Towards the end of his life he migrated to Macedonia, where he wrote not the least splendid of his plays, the Bacchae. Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb The Agamemnon, the Oedipus, the Bacchae are not […]
a follower of Bacchus. a drunken reveler. an occasion of drunken revelry; orgy; bacchanalia. pertaining to Bacchus; bacchanalian. noun a follower of Bacchus a drunken and riotous celebration a participant in such a celebration; reveller adjective of or relating to Bacchus 1530s (n.); 1540s (adj.), from Latin bacchanalis “having to do with Bacchus” (see Bacchus). […]
(sometimes used with a plural verb) a festival in honor of Bacchus. Compare Dionysia. (lowercase) a drunken feast; orgy. plural noun (often capital) orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus any drunken revelry n. “drunken revelry,” 1630s, from the name of the Roman festival held in honor of Bacchus, from neuter plural of Latin bacchanalis (see bacchanal). […]