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mayo

[mey-oh] /ˈmeɪ oʊ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of mayo
by shortening; cf. -o

Mayo

[mey-oh] /ˈmeɪ oʊ/
noun
1.
Charles Horace, 1865–1939, and his brother William James, 1861–1939, U.S. surgeons.
2.
a county in NW Connaught province, in the NW Republic of Ireland. 2084 sq. mi. (5400 sq. km). County seat: Castlebar.
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  • Are you goin' right back soon's you've got the Doctor, Mr. mayo?

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Mrs. mayo was with him when the doctor called, and she, too, listened.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mrs. mayo and the doctor's wife championed the cause at sewing circle.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But wherever you go, you see nothing like the dirt of counties Galway and mayo.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • The semi-savages who in mayo demand autonomy have no supporters here.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for mayo

Mayo1

/ˈmeɪəʊ/
noun
1.
a county of NW Republic of Ireland, in NW Connacht province, on the Atlantic: has many offshore islands and several large lakes. County town: Castlebar. Pop: 117 446 (2002). Area: 5397 sq km (2084 sq miles)

Mayo2

/ˈmeɪəʊ/
noun
1.
a family of US medical practitioners. They pioneered group practice and established (1903) the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Foremost among them were William Worrall Mayo (1819–1911), his sons William James Mayo (1861–1939) and Charles Horace Mayo (1865–1939), and Charles's son, Charles William Mayo (1898–1968)
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Word Origin and History for mayo
n.

shortened form of mayonnaise, first attested c.1930.

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mayo in Medicine

Mayo Ma·yo (mā'ō), William James. 1861-1939.

American surgeon who with his brother Charles Horace Mayo (1865-1939) founded the Mayo Clinic, a renowned medical center in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mayo

mayo

noun

Mayonnaise (1930+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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