ban coed

banco

[bang-koh, bahng-]
noun, plural bancos.
1.
a declaration made by a bettor in certain gambling games, as baccarat and chemin de fer, indicating a bet matching the full amount in the bank, to the exclusion of all previous lower bets: often used as an interjection.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make such a declaration.

Origin:
1745–55; < French < Italian < Germanic; see bank2

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banco (ˈbæŋkəʊ)
 
interj
a call in gambling games such as chemin de fer and baccarat by a player or bystander who wishes to bet against the entire bank
 
[C18: from French from Italian: bank]

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