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retro

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adjective ret·ro \ˈre-(ˌ)trō\

Simple Definition of retro

  • : looking like or relating to styles or fashions from the past

Full Definition of retro

  1. :  relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past :  fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned <a retro look>

retro noun

Examples of retro

  1. the retro look in fashion

  2. <retro fashions that seek to capture the lost glamour of Hollywood in the 1930s>



Origin of retro

French rétro, short for rétrospectif retrospective


First Known Use: 1974


retro-

prefix ret·ro

Simple Definition of retro-

  • : backward : back

Full Definition of retro-

  1. 1 :  backward :  back <retro-rocket>

  2. 2 :  situated behind <retroperitoneal>

Origin of retro-

Latin, from retro, from re- + -tro (as in intro within) — more at intro-


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