Meaning of Labouchere in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlabuːˈʃɛː/


  • In full "Labouchere system". A gambling system, used especially in roulette, in which a player bets in such a way that any win would cover two losses.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Sporting Times. From the name of Henry du Pre Labouchere, English journalist and M.P., who developed the system in the late 19th century.