noun (1)
\ ˈä-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce avo (audio) , ˈa-(ˌ)vō \
plural avos

Definition of avo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: avocado … the … corn tortilla was smeared so thick in hand-mashed avo that I was able to hold it up vertically and no toppings moved.— Ali Weiss Personally, I love avocado, and if you time it just right so your avo is perfectly ripe, the flavor you know and love is going to shine through.— Julia Guerra often used before another noun avo seasonavo hummusAs the story goes, avocado toast—or avo toast for those who speak hipster—first appeared on an actual menu in 1993 in Sydney, Australia.— Vince Press


noun (2)
\ ˈa-(ˌ)vü How to pronounce avo (audio) \
plural avos

Definition of avo (Entry 2 of 2)

: a monetary subunit of the pataca — see pataca at Money Table

First Known Use of avo

Noun (1)

2000, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for avo

Noun (1)

by shortening

Noun (2)

Portuguese, from avo fractional part, from -avo ordinal suffix (as in oitavo eighth, from Latin octavus) — more at octave

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“Avo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avo. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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