Definitions for baccaratˌbɑ kəˈrɑ, ˌbæk ə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bac•ca•ratˌbɑ kəˈrɑ, ˌbæk ə-(n.)
a card game in which the designated banker deals three hands and other players bet that either one or both of the other hands will win against the banker's hand.
Origin of baccarat:
1865–70; var. of baccara < F (of uncert. orig.)
baccarat, chemin de fer(noun)
a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine
A card game with some similarities to blackjack.
Origin: Probably from
a French game of cards, played by a banker and punters