Adjective "banco" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


(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."


Late 18th century: via French from Italian.