One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A card game like all fours or cinch, in which the nine and five of trumps have their face value and the ten of trumps wins the game.
Late 19th century. From Pedro, Spanish male forename + Sancho, Spanish male forename, perhaps after pedro; compare sancho.
Pedro Sancho/ˌpɛdrəʊ ˈsan(t)ʃəʊ/
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