Definition of vingt-et-un in English:
The card game pontoon or blackjack.
- The older adults played vingt-et-un (Twenty-one) or other card games while the young danced and engaged in flirtations until the party dispersed near daybreak.
- In my first term at prep school, I was introduced to vingt-et-un.
- During the next century, French colonists brought the game of vingt-et-un across the ocean to Canada and the United States, and the game started making regular appearances in North American casinos in the early twentieth century.
French, literally 'twenty-one'.
Definition of vingt-et-un in:
- US English dictionary
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