ex·​po ˈek-(ˌ)spō How to pronounce expo (audio)
plural expos

Examples of expo in a Sentence

many of the bigger expos won't fit into the city's relatively small civic center
Recent Examples on the Web The agent received back an Instagram photograph of a muscular man and a muscular woman posing at a bodybuilding expo in Las Vegas. Eyal Press, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center on Innovation Way. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2023 The annual marathon expo, at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s Far West Side, will feature Road Runners coaches presenting course previews, as usual. Jennie Coughlin, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2023 Over the years, the expo has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Amir Mahmoud, Arkansas Online, 29 Oct. 2023 The expo, though, was much less about the differences that separate male and female officers and more about the diverse opportunities women can pursue, depending on their interests — from emergency negotiations to traffic investigations and community relations, Williams said. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Oct. 2023 The Japanese pop culture expo attracts about 100,000 people from around the world. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2023 Starting December 18, the festival also plans to host a two-week expo of wellness sessions, screenings, and panel discussions, an entrepreneurial pitch competition in partnership with Pharrell Williams’ non-profit Black Ambition, a film competition, and a community service day. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 17 Oct. 2023 Some do require advance sign-up, such as the hands-on expo at the Discovery Building on the University of Wisconsin Madison’s campus, which is taking waitlist applications. Jennifer Walter, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expo was in 1913

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“Expo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expo. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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