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retro

1

[ re-troh ]

adjective

, Informal.
  1. retroactive:

    retro pay.

  2. of or designating the style of an earlier time:

    retro clothes.



retro-

2
  1. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin meaning “backward” ( retrogress ); on this model, used in the formation of compound words ( retrorocket ).

retro

1

/ ˈrɛtrəʊ /

noun

  1. short for retrorocket


adjective

  1. denoting something associated with or revived from the past

    retro fashion

    retro dressing

retro-

2

prefix

  1. back or backwards

    retroactive

  2. located behind

    retrolental

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Word History and Origins

Origin of retro1

By shortening

Origin of retro2

< Latin, representing retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind

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Word History and Origins

Origin of retro1

from Latin retrō behind, backwards

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Example Sentences

“I was delighted to collaborate,” he said in the interview with Retro Report.

Familiarity with search-engines helps, a strange quirk of working in this retro medium.

It’s arguably the best film of the ‘90s—a postmodern pop culture smorgasbord awash in nihilism and dripping with retro cool.

[Laughs] He thought it was some retro-recreation or something.

Why did you feel the need to spice it up with retro tuneage?

Further to the east, as we shall find in due course, may be seen the low vaulted retro-choir or ambulatory of one bay.

East of the retro-choir is the exterior of a staircase leading from the north choir aisle to the clerestory parapet.

A stone on the floor of the retro-choir to John Johnson, master and mariner, dated 1737, is crowded with nautical metaphor.

Sicque duorum solus uictor existens, Danis irrogatam multis retro temporibus infamiam gloriosa uirtute magnifice satis aboleuit.

Of course, ground control was to be used only if the astronaut failed to ignite the retro-rockets himself.

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