Provo

noun

Pro·​vo ˈprō-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce Provo (audio)
plural Provos
: a member of the extremist faction of the Irish Republican Army

Word History

Etymology

Provisional I.R.A., name of the faction + -o entry 1

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Provo was in 1971

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Cite this Entry

“Provo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Provo. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Provo

geographical name

Pro·​vo ˈprō-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce Provo (audio)
city on Utah Lake in north central Utah population 112,488

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