- of, relating to, or involving the promotion of a product, event, etc.; promotional.
- to promote(def 5).
Origin of promo
1960–65; by shortening; cf. -o
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Related Wordsnoise, attention, commercial, clout, propaganda, notoriety, hoopla, hype, distribution, fame, clip, plug, notice, publicity, ballyhoo, pizzazz, press, pushing, buildup, puffery
Examples from the Web for promo
Promo shots for Dee Dee King, taken by famed rock photographer Bob Gruen, are also on display at the Storefront Gallery.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
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Such has been the plight thus far of Anne Hathaway on the Interstellar promo tour.Do We Still Hate Anne Hathaway?
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The promo tour for Guardians of the Galaxy has been one massive, doofy charm offensive from Pratt.Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt Is the Everydude Superhero
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Once on the ground, rent a car or book an Uber and make sure to use the festival's promo code available on their website.America’s Best Summer Food Festivals
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- informalsomething that is used to promote a product,
- (as modifier)a promo video
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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