anthro

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[ an-throh ]
/ ˈæn θroʊ /

noun Informal.

anthropology: If I had wanted to major in anthro, I would have gone to a different school.

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Origin of anthro

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First recorded in 1925–30 ; by shortening

Definition for anthro (2 of 2)

anthro2
[ an-throh ]
/ ˈæn θroʊ /
Informal.

noun

an anthropomorphic creature or character: Her journal is filled with fanciful drawings of anthros.

adjective

anthropomorphic: Some of these anthro beings are too scary for small children.

Origin of anthro

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By shortening
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