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demo

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noun \ˈde-(ˌ)mō\

Definition of demo

plural

demos

  1. 1 capitalized :  democrat 2

  2. 2a :  demonstration 1bb British :  demonstration 4

  3. 3a :  demonstrator ab :  a recording intended to show off a song or performer to a record producerc :  an example of a product that is not yet ready to be sold <a demo version of the software>

  4. 4 :  demographic 2

1793

First Known Use of demo

1793


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demo

verb

Definition of demo

demoed

also

demo'd

;

demoing

also

demo'ing

;

demos

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a demonstration of (something, such as a product or procedure) :  to show how (something) works, is prepared, or is done <The chef demoed everything. His first demo was peeling a carrot. — Michael Ruhlman> <One dealer didn't even have demonstration software; the only thing he could demo was the power light. — Video Magazine>

  3. 2 :  demolish <My mom put little masks on me and my brother, gave us goggles and crowbars, and we demo'd the walls. — Matt Damon> <Brick salvaged from a demoed fireplace and backyard path make up the new stoop and walkway. — Natalie Rodriguez>

  4. 3 :  to create a demo (see 1demo 3b) recording of (a piece of music) < … spent three months rehearsing and demoing songs for their third album … — David Fricke>

  5. 4 :  to use (something, such as a product) in order to test its quality or value :  to try out (something) <The surest way to pick exactly the right ski for your needs is to first narrow your choices to a workable number … and then go out and demo three or four pairs to make your final selection. — Bill Grout>

Origin and Etymology of demo

by shortening


First Known Use: 1969



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