lo

1
[ loh ]
/ loʊ /

interjection

look! see! (frequently used in Biblical expressions; now usually used as an expression of surprise in the phrase lo and behold ).

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Origin of lo

1
before 900; Middle English; conflation of lo exclamation of surprise, grief, or joy, O! (Old English lā;see la2) and lo, shortened form of loke (Old English lōca), imperative of loken to look

Definition for lo (2 of 2)

lo2
[ loh ]
/ loʊ /

adjective

an informal, simplified spelling of low1, used especially in labeling or advertising commercial products: lo calorie.
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British Dictionary definitions for lo (1 of 2)

lo
/ (ləʊ) /

interjection

look! see! (now often in the phrase lo and behold)

Word Origin for lo

Old English

British Dictionary definitions for lo (2 of 2)

LO
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

hello
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