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noun, plural a·ris·tos. Chiefly British Informal.
  1. aristocrat.
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Origin of aristo

1860–65; by shortening; cf. -o


  1. a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “best,” occurring either in direct loans (aristocratic), or in the formation of compound words: aristotype.
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Origin of aristo-

< Greek, combining form of áristos best, superlative of ari- probably a term specifying at first the upper class of society, the warrior caste; cf. Ares, perhaps Aryan
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noun plural -tos
  1. informal short for aristocrat
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