Definition of banco in English:

banco

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.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

banco

/ˈbaŋkəʊ/