- an informal, simplified spelling of low1, used especially in labeling or advertising commercial products: lo calorie.
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- look! see! (now often in the phrase lo and behold)
Old English lā
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Word Origin and History for loer
early 13c., from Old English la, exclamation of surprise, grief, or joy; influenced in Middle English by lo!, short for lok "look!" imperative of loken "to look" (see look (v.)). Expression lo and behold attested by 1779.
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