repo

1
[ ree-poh ]
/ ˈri poʊ /
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noun, plural re·pos.

Origin of repo

1
First recorded in 1960–65; rep(urchase) + -o

Definition for repo (2 of 2)

repo

2
[ ree-poh ]
/ ˈri poʊ /

noun, plural re·pos. Informal.

repossessed property, especially a government-financed dwelling repossessed by the government and offered for resale.

Origin of repo

2
by shortening of repossess; see -o
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Examples from the Web for repo

  • And a repo will trash your undoubtedly sterling credit record.

    Ask the Blogger|Megan McArdle|December 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • Having seen Repo, one wonders if she should reconsider, especially when the rumors are more interesting than reality.

    My Day With Paris|Tom Tapp|November 4, 2008|DAILY BEAST
  • A futuristic Goth musical, Repo is set in a time when the human race is afflicted by a plague of organ failures.

    My Day With Paris|Tom Tapp|November 4, 2008|DAILY BEAST
  • Where was you an' yore unknown pal goin' to repo't back to Plimsoll?

    Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn

British Dictionary definitions for repo

repo

/ (ˈriːpəʊ) /

noun informal

repurchase agreement
  1. repossession of property
  2. (as modifier)a repo car

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