Definition of banco in English:

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banco

Pronunciation: /ˈbaŋkəʊ/

exclamation

(In baccarat, chemin de fer, and similar games) an indication of a player’s willingness to meet the banker’s whole stake single-handed.
Example sentences
  • I nevertheless called banco and got the second-best hand in chemin-de-fer, an eight.
  • People with white ducks and beautiful yachts, Errol Flynn walking about, Ari yelling banco in the casino: this was heaven on earth, and I swore to myself right then and there that I would return.

Origin

Late 18th century: via French from Italian.

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