Definition of trente et quarante in English:

trente et quarante

noun

  • A gambling game in which cards are turned up on a table marked with red and black diamonds.

    • ‘It is thought to have its roots in several games like baccarat, chemin de fer, trente et quarante, quinze, and other similar games.’
    • ‘There are also private rooms for European and English toulette, trente et quarante, chemin de fer, blackjack and craps.’
    • ‘The main gambling hall is the Salle Européene, where for a EUR 8 entry fee you can play roulette, trente et quarante, or blackjack.’
    • ‘At the ornate, baroque Casino, try your luck in the elegant European Rooms - slots in the Salle Blanche, roulette and trente et quarante in the Salle Europe, chemin de fer and banques à deux tableaux and pai gow poker in the Salon Privés (high rollers only).’

Origin

French, literally thirty and forty these being winning and losing numbers respectively in the game.

Pronunciation:

trente et quarante

/ˌtränt ā kaˈränt/