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misère

Class:

noun

Etymology:

early 19th century: French, literally "poverty or misery"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Misère | Misere

a bid in various card games, and the player who bids misere undertakes to win no tricks or as few as possible, usually at no trump, in the round to be played. This does not allow sufficient variety to constitute a game in its own right, but it's the... (49 of 562 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Misère

Collins Dictionary:

misère

a call in solo whist and other card games declaring a hand that will win no tricks | a hand that will win no tricks (24 of 188 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/misère

Wiktionary:

misère | misères [plural]

[Whist and other card games] A bid to lose every trick, with no trumps. | Played according to the reverse of the usual winning convention. | In which a player unable to move wins. (32 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/misère

Oxford Dictionary:

misère | misere

(in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to win no tricks (14 of 28 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/misère

Encarta Dictionary:

misère | misères [plural]

a call in some card games, especially solo whist, indicating that a hand is expected to win no tricks | a hand that is expected to win no tricks (28 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630442​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

misère | misere

Origin: early 19th century: French, literally "poverty or misery"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/misère

Collins Dictionary:

misère

First use: 19th century

Origin: from French: misery

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/misère

Wiktionary:

misère | misères [plural]

Origin: French misère.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/misère

Encarta Dictionary:

misère | misères [plural]

Origin: Early 19th century from French, literally "poverty, misery"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630442​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

Collins Dictionary:

misère

Audio: British English pronunciation of "misère"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/misère

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