provo

[proh-voh]

Origin of provo

1965–70; shortened from French provocateur provocateur

Provo

1
[proh-voh]
noun
  1. a city in central Utah.

Provo

2
[proh-voh]
noun, plural Pro·vos. (sometimes lowercase) Informal.
  1. a member of the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.

Origin of Provo

2
First recorded in 1970–75; prov(isional) + -o
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Provo

noun plural -vos
  1. another name for a Provisional (def. 2)
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