Faro definition

fârō
A card game in which the players lay wagers on the top card of the dealer's pack.
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A gambling game in which the players bet on the cards to be uncovered by the removal of cards from the top of the dealer's pack.
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A banking game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, who draws from a dealing box.
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A city in Portugal.
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A town in Yukon Territory, Canada.
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Origin of faro

  • Alteration of Pharaoh

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Presumably an alteration of pharaon, itself a transcription of French pharaon, perhaps as a name for the King of Hearts.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Portuguese Faro, from Old Portuguese Faaron.

    From Wiktionary