photo

[foh-toh]
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noun, plural pho·tos.


Nearby words

  1. photic zone,
  2. photics,
  3. photinia,
  4. photism,
  5. photius,
  6. photo call,
  7. photo essay,
  8. photo finish,
  9. photo layout,
  10. photo op

Origin of photo

First recorded in 1855–60; shortened form of photograph

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British Dictionary definitions for photos

photo

noun plural -tos

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Word Origin and History for photos

photo

n.

1860, shortening of photograph. The verb is first recorded 1865, from the noun. Photo finish is attested from 1936. Photo opportunity first recorded 1974.

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