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faro

play
noun \ˈfer-(ˌ)ō\

Definition of faro

plural faros

  1. :  a gambling game in which players bet on cards drawn from a dealing box



Origin of faro

probably alteration of earlier pharaoh, translation of French pharaon


First Known Use: 1731

Rhymes with faro


Learn More about faro

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "faro" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "faro"


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