vincent

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English[edit]

From the Latin verb vinco. "Vincent" could either be the stem of the present active participle "vincens, vincentis," meaning "the conquering man," or it could be the third person plural, future active indicative of "vinco, vincere, vici, victum" meaning "they conquer."

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