What does the word faro mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A game of cards.

Usage examples for faro

  1. Butchers and cowboys, carpenters and laborers, adventurous young college graduates and younger sons of English noblemen, drank and gambled and shouted and " shot up the town together" with " horse- rustlers" and faro- dealers and " bad men" with notches on their guns. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  2. I do not mind this, and if it had been " Che faro" absolutely I should, I daresay, have liked it better. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  3. I took to boozin' and tryin' to put the faro games out of business. – Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters by Henry Wallace Phillips
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