appro

[ ap-roh ]
/ ˈæp roʊ /
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noun British Informal.

(of a purchase) approval: on appro.

Nearby words

  1. apprenticeship,
  2. appressed,
  3. appressorium,
  4. apprise,
  5. apprize,
  6. approach,
  7. approach light,
  8. approach shot,
  9. approachable,
  10. approbate

Origin of appro

First recorded in 1870–75; appr(oval) + -o

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Examples 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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