pri·​me·​ro pri-ˈmer-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce primero (audio)
: a card game popular in the 16th and 17th centuries

Examples of primero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Obtenga la información primero. Answers. Joanna Jacobo Rivera, The Arizona Republic, 2 Nov. 2022 The game is likely primero — a bluffing game similar to poker. Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2021

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Word History


probably borrowed from Spanish primera, noun derivative from feminine of primer "first," going back to Latin prīmārius "of the highest importance or station (of persons), first-rate, chief" — more at primary entry 1

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of primero was in 1533

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Cite this Entry

“Primero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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