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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Geographical Definition


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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