noun, plural dem·os.
verb (used with object), dem·oed, dem·o·ing.
to try out or exhibit the use of (a product, process, or the like): You can demo the game without downloading or buying it.
to record (a song) to demonstrate the merits of the song or performer.
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Origin of demo
1935–40; by shortening; see -o
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noun plural -os informal
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short for demonstration (tape, disc, etc.). Music recording given out for promotional purposes, 1963. The word was used earlier to mean "a public political demonstration" (1936).
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