Origin of turbo
1655–65, in sense “tornado”; 1900–05 for def 1; in part < Latin turbō top, whirlwind, in part by shortening of turbocharged or turbocharger
- a combining form representing turbine in compound words: turbojet.
Origin of turbo-
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Examples from the Web for turbo
Here is my turbo, do you consent to receive the adoption of the Moluchos and march with them?The Smuggler Chief
It was at that moment that Turbo looked up to see what the Marquis thought of it.
Turbo accompanied him to a tavern hard by for a parting cup.
Let it be said at once frankly, she and Turbo had loved each other.
In a moment he had the lie and a stinging blow on the mouth from Turbo's glove.
- of, relating to, or driven by a turbineturbofan
Word Origin and History for turbo
word-forming element, abstracted c.1900 from turbine; influenced by Latin turbo "spinning top."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper