1. back order.
  2. box office.
  3. branch office.
  4. broker's order.
  5. buyer's option.


  1. Board of Ordnance.
  2. Informal. body odor.
  3. Theater. box office.
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Examples from the Web for bo

Contemporary Examples of bo

Historical Examples of bo

  • After the first double-barrelled "bo' jou', bo' jou'," they paid no further attention to me.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • I'm sure he thought of me as Jim for short; so I called him Bo.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • Fought so hard that they had to give us a chance, Bo and me.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • He would have made as good an auctioneer as his father; a better could not bo.

    The English Spy

    Bernard Blackmantle

  • Bo couldn't dispute that, but he demurred as to going in there to shoot them.

British Dictionary definitions for bo



  1. an exclamation uttered to startle or surprise someone, esp a child in a game
  2. slang an exclamation of encouragement or an expression of enthusiasm


the internet domain name for
  1. Bolivia


abbreviation for
  1. informal body odour
  2. box office


abbreviation for
  1. accounting brought over
  2. buyer's option


abbreviation for
  1. back order
  2. branch office
  3. broker's order
  4. buyer's option
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Word Origin and History for bo



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

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