improv

[im-prov]

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. improper fraction,
  2. improper integral,
  3. improperia,
  4. impropriate,
  5. impropriety,
  6. improve,
  7. improve on,
  8. improvement,
  9. improver,
  10. improvidence

Origin of improv

by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for improv

improv

noun

improvised performance, esp by a comedian
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Word Origin and History for improv

improv

n.

1970 as colloquial shortening for improvisation. The New York City comedy club, founded in 1963, was, in full, The Improvisation.

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