noun \ˈprē-(ˌ)mō\
plural primos

Definition of PRIMO

:  the first or leading part (as in a duet or trio)

Origin of PRIMO

Italian, from primo first, from Latin primus
First Known Use: 1792


adverb \ˈprē-(ˌ)mō, ˈprī-\

Definition of PRIMO

:  in the first place

Origin of PRIMO

Latin, from primus
First Known Use: circa 1901


adjective \ˈprē-(ˌ)mō\

: of the best quality

Full Definition of PRIMO

:  of the finest quality :  excellent

Examples of PRIMO

  1. I found a primo parking space right out front.
  2. <thanked the volunteers for a really primo job on the parish fund-raiser>

Origin of PRIMO

probably from Italian, chief, first
First Known Use: 1972

Related to PRIMO

A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, excellent [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched


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