Definition of misère in English:

misère

noun

  • (in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to win no tricks.

    • ‘The following bids can be made in the game: 7, 8, 9, Solo, 10, misère, 11, spread misère, 12, and 13.’
    • ‘There is no score for over or undertricks in Misère, Misère Ouverte or Abundance Declared.’

Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally ‘poverty or misery’.

Pronunciation

misère

/mɪˈzɛː/