[poh-koh; Italian paw-kaw]
- somewhat; rather: poco presto.
Origin of poco
1715–25; < Italian: little < Latin paucus few
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Examples from the Web for poco
Let us touch ever so lightly on her three children, Poco, Confuoco, and Strepitoso.Terribly Intimate Portraits
You do surely belong to the 'land of poco tiempo,' Blue Bonnet.Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party
C. E. Jacobs
But we no pay twenty dollars unless you get us to Cruces poco pronto, sabe?Gold
If we could only bar publicity to all the poco felice verses!
The poco di piu and poco di meno has, in such contingencies, an unbounded influence.
- music (in combination) a little; to a small degreepoco rit; un poco meno mosso
from Italian: little, from Latin paucus few, scanty
Word Origin and History for poco
in musical directions, "a little, slightly," 1724, from Italian poco, from Latin paucus "few, little" (see paucity).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper