[ uh-ris-toh ]
/ əˈrɪs toʊ /

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

Origin of aristo

1860–65; by shortening; cf. -o

Definition for aristo (2 of 2)


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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for aristo

/ (ˈærɪstəʊ, əˈrɪstəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

informal short for aristocrat
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