barbotte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish barbut.[1]

Noun[edit]

barbotte (uncountable)

  1. A Canadian dice game akin to craps.
    • 1949, Ernest Evred Blanche, You can't win: facts and fallacies about gambling:
      Canadians prefer the game of barbotte...
    • 1967, Richard A Epstein, The theory of gambling and statistical logic:
      Barbotte is a Canadian version of Craps wherein the player wins if the two dice produce 3-3, 5-5, 6-6, or 6-5.
    • 1988, James H Marsh, The Canadian encyclopedia:
      For the past century or so the most popular gambling games have been the card games of poker, stook and blackjack, and the dice games of craps and barbotte.
    • 2003, Suzanne Morton, At Odds, Gambling and Canadians 1919–1969, University of Toronto Press, →ISBN, page 49:
      Games in such clubs ranged from poker, through roulette to location-specific pastimes such as the Montreal dice game barbotte.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "barbotte." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

barbotte f (plural barbottes)

  1. Alternative form of barbote

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