One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to win no tricks.
- ‘There is no score for over or undertricks in Misère, Misère Ouverte or Abundance Declared.’
- ‘The following bids can be made in the game: 7, 8, 9, Solo, 10, misère, 11, spread misère, 12, and 13.’
Early 19th century: French, literally ‘poverty or misery’.
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