back order.
box office.
branch office.
broker's order.
buyer's option.

Definition for b.o. (2 of 2)


Board of Ordnance.
Informal. body odor.
Theater. box office.
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British Dictionary definitions for b.o.


abbreviation for

back order
branch office
broker's order
buyer's option
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Word Origin and History for b.o.



abbreviation of body odor, by c.1950; an advertisers' invention.

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