Pronunciation: (mänk),[key] —n.French. the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette. Cf. passe.
Pronunciation: (mäng-kā'; Fr. män-kā'),[key] —adj. having failed, missed, or fallen short, esp. because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively): a poet manqué who never produced a single book of verse.