Definition of bezique in English:


Syllabification: be·zique
Pronunciation: /bəˈzēk


  • 1A trick-taking card game for two, played with a double pack of 64 cards, including the seven to ace only in each suit.
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    • Ana called, ‘I was just asking Alexei if he wanted to play bezique.’
    • In the United States the most popular form is the two-handed game, known as rubicon bezique, in which four 32-card packs are shuffled together.
    • Bezique in its original version was soon taken up by the UK and became an extremely popular game in the mid-Nineteenth Century.
  • 1.1The holding of the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds in this game.
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    • The Queen of spades and the Jack of diamonds is the bezique. Simple bezique values in 40 points. Double bezique values in 500 points.
    • A double bezique scores 500 only if all four cards are declared together.
    • In like manner, a card which has once figured in "Bezique" cannot be used to form part of a second Bezique, though it may be used to score Double Bezique.


mid 19th century: from French bésigue, perhaps from Persian bāzīgar 'juggler' or bāzī 'game'.

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