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noun (1)

ˈä-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce avo (audio)
plural avos
: 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 season
avo hummus
As 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


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noun (2)

plural avos
: a monetary subunit of the pataca see pataca at Money Table

Word History


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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

2000, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of avo was in 1898

Dictionary Entries Near avo

Cite this Entry

“Avo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avo. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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