Definition of misère ouverte in English:

misère ouverte


  • (in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to win no tricks, playing with all their cards exposed on the table.

    • ‘A bid of misère is a bid to take no tricks and its position in the sequence of bidding can vary from game to game, as can misère ouverte.’
    • ‘For that reason, some experienced players rank Misère above Abundance in trumps and Misère Ouverte as the highest bid of all, adjusting the scoring appropriately.’
    • ‘A common scoring scheme is: prop & cop 2; solo; 2 misère 3; abundance 4; misère ouverte 6; abundance declared 8.’


From misère + French ouverte (feminine) ‘open (to view)’.


misère ouverte

/mɪˌzɛː uːˈvɛːt/