noun \ˌī-(ˌ)pē-ˈō\

: the first time a company's stock is offered for sale to the public

plural IPOs

Full Definition of IPO

:  an initial public offering of a company's stock

Origin of IPO

initial public offering
First Known Use: 1980


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