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[lim-oh] /ˈlɪm oʊ/
noun, plural limos. Informal.
a limousine.
Origin of limo
1965-70 Americanism; by shortening; see -o Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • limo's brother and uncle came this week from Sarebas—two fine, tall men, with only chawats and earrings by way of clothes.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall
  • limo was delighted; she would have gone away with them in their great boat if I had allowed her.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall
  • Ambat always repeats what limo says, so I do not know how much is her own: she is limo's sister.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall
British Dictionary definitions for limo


noun (pl) -mos
(informal) short for limousine
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Word Origin and History for limo

abbreviation of limousine, by 1959, American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for limo



A limousine: disapproves of this vast fleet (789 limos) of luxury transportation (1946+)


: Check your reso before you limo to Manhattan

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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