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noun, plural pro·vos. (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. a Dutch or German political agitator, especially in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Origin of provo

1965–70; shortened from French provocateur provocateur


  1. a city in central Utah.
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noun, plural Pro·vos. (sometimes lowercase) Informal.
  1. a member of the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.
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Origin of Provo2

First recorded in 1970–75; prov(isional) + -o
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noun plural -vos
  1. another name for a Provisional (def. 2)
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