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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fair-oh]
    • /ˈfɛər oʊ/
    • /faro/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-oh]
    • /ˈfɛər oʊ/

Definitions of faro word

  • noun faro a seaport in S Portugal. 1
  • noun faro A gambling card game in which players bet on the order in which the cards will appear. 1
  • noun faro a gambling game in which players bet against the dealer on what cards he will turn up 0
  • noun faro a port and resort in S Portugal: destroyed by earthquakes in 1722 and 1755. Pop: 58 051 (2001) 0
  • noun faro 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 0
  • noun faro A banking game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, who draws from a dealing box. 0

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Origin of faro

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
1725-35; spelling variant of Pharaoh (compare Italian faraone, French pharaon), alleged to be originally a designation for the king of hearts in the game. See Pharaoh

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Parts of speech for Faro


faro popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

faro usage trend in Literature

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