bezique

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bésigue, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

bezique (plural beziques)

  1. A trick-taking card game for two players.
    • 2009, January 19, “Phillip Alder”, in Eisenhower’s Other Title: Bridge Player in Chief[1]:
      Queen Elizabeth II does not play, preferring racing demon, complicated games of solitaire and six-deck bezique.
  2. The act of taking certain cards in this game: the queen of spades and jack of diamonds, or (if either of those suits is trumps) the queen of clubs and jack of hearts.