- any of several varieties of all fours in which the five of trumps counts at its face value.
- the five of trumps.
Origin of pedro
1870–75; < Spanish: literally, Peter
[pey-droh; Portuguese pe-droo]
- Dom Pedro, 1798–1834, king of Portugal (1826, as Pedro IV) and first emperor of Brazil 1822–31.
- Dom Pedro II, 1825–91, emperor of Brazil 1831–89.
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That factor may have come into play on the Fourth of July, when police encountered 14-year-old Pedro Rios Jr.
Rather than ditch the gun and run as a New York kid might, the younger Pedro allegedly pointed it at the officers.
His father, Pedro Rios Sr., would later suggest that the boy might have been carrying the gun for a gang.
Pedro, I do not know what he thinks, but then, he is as you see.
But Pedro would not: he wanted the money, and he said he would have the box too.
There was no one who could ride like Pedro on the Escorpion.
Then Pedro said to me, why shouldn't we come and live here in the house.
Pedro was lying where I had left him, but he was out of his head.
- 1798–1834, first emperor of Brazil (1822–31); son of John VI of Portugal: declared Brazilian independence (1822)
- 1825–91, last emperor of Brazil (1831–89); son of Pedro I. He was deposed when Brazil became a republic (1889)
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