a gambling game resembling bingo
Origin of keno; from French quine, five winning numbers ; from Classical Latin quini, five each ; from quinque, five
A game of chance, similar to lotto, that uses balls rather than counters.
Origin of kenoFrench quine, set of five winning numbers (from Latin qu&imacron;n&imacron;, five each; see penkwe in Indo-European roots) + -o (as in lotto).
- A gambling game, a variety of the game of lotto, played with balls or knobs, numbered, and cards also numbered.
From French quine, with reference to a set of five winning lottery numbers.