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Fo

[foh; for 2 also Italian faw]
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noun
  1. Chinese. Buddha(def 1).
  2. Da·rio [dah-ryaw] /ˈdɑ ryɔ/, born 1926, Italian playwright and theater director: Nobel Prize 1997.

fo.

  1. folio.

F.O.

  1. field officer.
  2. foreign office.
  3. Military. forward observer.
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  • Then she added, in a lower tone, "'Kuse me fo' throwin' mud on yo' coat."

    The Little Colonel

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • You're a coward and a—a fo—ol—and you owe us as much as—a—a dollar.

    Pee-wee Harris

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • Been so long since I rode into 'at ring I fo'get what it feels like to win a race!

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • That's the kind of voice to make a fo'mast hand step lively!

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The fo'mast hands wa'n't talkin' of nothin' else, so this feller said.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for fo

fo

the internet domain name for
  1. Faeroe Islands

Fo

noun
  1. Dario (ˈdærɪəʊ). born 1926, Italian playwright and actor. His plays include The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970), Trumpets and Raspberries (1984), and The Tricks of the Trade (1991): Nobel prize for literature 1997

FO

abbreviation for
  1. army Field Officer
  2. air force Flying Officer
  3. Foreign Office
  4. Faeroe Islands (international car registration)

Word Origin

(for sense 4) from Faeroese Fōroyar

fo.

abbreviation for
  1. folio
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