adjective ret·ro \ˈre-(ˌ)trō\

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

Full Definition of RETRO

:  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

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator


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