noun, plural pri·mos, pri·mi [pree-mee Italian pree-mee] /ˈpri mi Italian ˈpri mi/. Music.
- first-class: dinner at a primo restaurant.
- highly valuable or most essential: the primo player on the team.
Origin of primo
Definition for primo (2 of 2)
loco primo citato
Examples from the Web for primo
But Klitschko is no Primo Carnera—the first giant heavyweight champion and an ersatz fighter who was set up by the mob.Vitali Klitschko Contemplates Bowing Out of the Ring and Entering Ukrainian Politics|Gordon Marino|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Primo was with his mother and her boyfriend that weekend, so I had left the city and driven up to join Eliza in Hudson.Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’|Benjamin Anastas|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Stevie Wonder," says Hill, "and Earth, Wind, and Fire was the primo dance record.
I had not been half an hour at work, when I heard a knock at my door, which I at once recognized as that of my primo tenore.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Alfred Giraudet joined the grand opera as primo basso cantante.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
Primo uterque vociferari coepit et certatim alter alteri obstrepere.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
Primo de Rivero then explained his position, which was curious.Romantic Spain|John Augustus O'Shea
Primo, It must one day be true; and therefore may very probably be so at present.
British Dictionary definitions for primo
noun plural -mos or -mi (-mɪ)
Word Origin for primo
Word Origin and History for primo
1740, in music terms, from Italian primo "first, chief," from Latin primus (see prime (adj.)). As slang for "excellent, first-class," perhaps an elaboration of prime. Of drugs, by 1990s, street slang.