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noun, plural pro·mos.
  1. promotion(def 5).
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  1. of, relating to, or involving the promotion of a product, event, etc.; promotional.
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verb (used with object), pro·moed, pro·mo·ing.
  1. to promote(def 5).
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Origin of promo

1960–65; by shortening; cf. -o
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Related Words

noise, attention, commercial, clout, propaganda, notoriety, hoopla, hype, distribution, fame, clip, plug, notice, publicity, ballyhoo, pizzazz, press, pushing, buildup, puffery

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British Dictionary definitions for promo


noun plural -mos
    1. informalsomething that is used to promote a product,
    2. (as modifier)a promo video
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Word Origin

C20: shortened from promotion
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Word Origin and History for promo


1958 (in "Billboard" headlines), shortening of promotion in the sense "advertising, publicity."

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