noun, plural a·ris·tos. Chiefly British Informal.

Nearby words

  1. aristate,
  2. aristide,
  3. aristide, jean-bertrand,
  4. aristides,
  5. aristippus,
  6. aristo-,
  7. aristocracy,
  8. aristocrat,
  9. aristocratic,
  10. aristolochiaceous

Origin of aristo

1860–65; by shortening; cf. -o


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -tos

informal short for aristocrat
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