omber

omber

[om-ber]
noun
1.
a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
2.
the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.
Also, hombre; especially British, ombre.


Origin:
1650–60; < French (h)ombre < Spanish hombre literally, man < Latin hominem, accusative of homō man. See Homo

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ombre or (US) omber (ˈɒmbə)
 
n
an 18th-century card game
 
[C17: from Spanish hombre man, referring to the player who attempts to win the stakes]
 
omber or (US) omber
 
n
 
[C17: from Spanish hombre man, referring to the player who attempts to win the stakes]

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