primero

[ pri-mair-oh ]
/ prɪˈmɛər oʊ /

noun

a card game fashionable in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Origin of primero

1525–35; < Spanish: literally, first < Latin prīmārius primary
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primero

/ (prɪˈmɛərəʊ) /

noun

mainly British a 16th- and 17th-century card game

Word Origin for primero

C16: from Spanish primera card game, from primero first, from Latin prīmārius chief
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