noun British Informal.

(of a purchase) approval: on appro.

Origin of appro

First recorded in 1870–75; appr(oval) + -o Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for appro

Historical Examples of appro

  • "You see, I'm going on what the shops call 'appro,'" she said.

    The Eldest Son

    Archibald Marshall

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

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

British Dictionary definitions for appro



an informal shortening of approval on appro
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