Origin of retro
Origin of retro-
Examples from the Web for retro
“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.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why did you feel the need to spice it up with retro tuneage?‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For just $15, you can join this deliciously fun and retro pool party in San Diego (and dare we say it, the entire West Coast).
If millions are offered me, I wave them back: Retro, Sathanas!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson
I quickly left the spot and returned to my hotel, determined to say, "Retro me, Sathanas!"Unicorns|James Huneker
The women of the Balkan - buried under provocative mask-like make up, retro hairstyles and too narrow dresses.
The women of the Balkan – buried under provocative mask-like make up, retro hairstyles and too narrow dresses.
He turned the retro gun over slowly; it was just a gun; there were countless others like it.Forget Me Nearly|Floyd L. Wallace
noun plural -ros
Word Origin for retro-
1974, from French rétro (1973), supposedly first used of a revival c.1968 of Eva Peron-inspired fashions and short for rétrograde (see retrograde). There is an isolated use in English from 1768, and the word apparently was used in 19c. French as a term in billiards. As a noun, short for retro-rocket (1948) from 1961.
word-forming element meaning "backwards; behind," from Latin retro (prep.) "backward, back, behind," also of time, "formerly, in past times," probably originally the ablative form of *reteros, based on re- "back" (see re-).
L. retro stands to re- as intro, "in, within"; to in, "in," and as citro, "hither," stands to cis, "on this side." [Klein]
Common in combinations in post-classical Latin (the classical equivalent was post-). Active in English as a word-forming element from mid-20c.