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A card game in which the winner is the player who holds two or three cards totaling closest to 9 points. Face cards and tens are worth 0 points, other cards are worth their face value, and if the hand totals more than 10 only the second digit matters; for example, a hand of 6 and 8 (totaling 14) is worth 4 points.
[French baccara, from Provençal.]
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baccarat(ˈbækəˌrɑː; ˌbækəˈrɑː; French bakara)
(Card Games) a card game in which two or more punters gamble against the banker
[C19: from French baccara, of unknown origin]
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or bac•ca•ra(ˌbɑ kəˈrɑ, ˌbæk ə-)
a card game in which the designated banker deals three hands and other players bet that either one or both of the other hands will win against the banker's hand.
[1865–70; variant of baccara < French (of uncertain orig.)]
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|Noun||1.||baccarat - 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|
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