brisque

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French brisque

NounEdit

brisque (plural brisques)

  1. In the card game bezique, an ace or ten won in a trick.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Probably an abbreviation of briscambille. A card game briche existed in Old French, although the unexplained change from -ch- to -sq- makes this hypothesis less likely[1].

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁisk/
  • (file)

NounEdit

brisque f (plural brisques)

  1. (card games, dated) a specific card game
  2. (military) in the French army, a chevron (symbol) worn on the sleeve as a sign of experience

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ brisque” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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