appro

[ ap-roh ]
/ ˈæp roʊ /

noun British Informal.

(of a purchase) approval: on appro.

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Origin of appro

First recorded in 1870–75; appr(oval) + -o
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Example sentences from the Web for appro

  • Appro, contraction of approbation, a word much in use among jewellers.

    The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
  • "You see, I'm going on what the shops call 'appro,'" she said.

    The Eldest Son|Archibald Marshall

British Dictionary definitions for appro

appro
/ (ˈæprəʊ) /

noun

an informal shortening of approval on appro
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