vincent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

vincent (plural vincents)

  1. (historical slang) The victim or dupe in a betting game, especially bowls.
    • 1977, Gãmini Salgãdo, The Elizabethan Underworld, Folio Society 2006, p. 26:
      If the vincent could actually be persuaded to play a game, the professionals always won in the end, either because of their superior skill or because of such stratagems as those described by Greene [...].

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

vincent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of vincō