- of, relating to, or suggestive of art deco design: The new wallpaper gives the foyer a deco look.
Origin of deco
or Art Deco
- a style of decorative art developed originally in the 1920s with a revival in the 1960s, marked chiefly by geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, sharply defined outlines, often bold colors, and the use of synthetic materials, as plastics.
Origin of art deco
Examples from the Web for deco
A fine-looking fellow, that dragoon yonder; he 's deco' rated, I see.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
- a style of interior decoration, jewellery, architecture, etc, at its height in the 1930s and characterized by geometrical shapes, stylized natural forms, and symmetrical utilitarian designs adapted to mass production
- (as modifier)an Art-Deco carpet
Word Origin and History for deco
"decorative and architectural style of the period 1925-1940," attested from 1966, from French art décoratif, literally "decorative art" (see decorative); from L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris 1925.