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piquet

[pi-key, -ket] /pɪˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛt/
noun
1.
a card game played by two persons with a pack of 32 cards, the cards from deuces to sixes being excluded.
Also, picquet.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < French; see pic2, -et
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piquet

/pɪˈkɛt; -ˈkeɪ/
noun
1.
a card game for two people playing with a reduced pack and scoring points for card combinations and tricks won
Word Origin
C17: from French, of unknown origin; compare pique²
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n.

card game, 1640s, from French piquet, picquet (16c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of pic "pick, pickaxe, pique," from phrase faire pic, a term said to be used in the game.

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Encyclopedia Article for piquet

card game, known since the 15th century in France.

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