Adjective "banco" definition and examples

(Banco may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbaŋkəʊ/

Definitions and examples

exclamation

(in baccarat, chemin de fer, and similar games) an indication of a player's willingness to meet the banker's whole stake single-handed.
  1. 'I nevertheless called banco and got the second-best hand in chemin-de-fer, an eight.'

More definitions

1. a declaration made by a bettor in certain gambling games, as baccarat and chemin de fer, indicating a bet matching the full amount in the bank, to the exclusion of all previous lower bets: often used as an interjection. verb (used without object)

2. to make such a declaration.

More examples(as adjective)

"shares can be banco."

"provincials can be banco."

Origin

Late 18th century: via French from Italian.