noun, often attributive
pro·​mo | \ ˈprō-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce promo (audio) \
plural promos

Definition of promo

: a promotional announcement, blurb, or appearance

Examples of promo in a Sentence

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No promo code is needed, so just add your favorites to your cart and check out! Madison Alcedo,, "The 6 Best Labor Day Deals on Leggings to Start Shopping ASAP," 30 Aug. 2019 Bear Mattress: 20% off using the code 20LD at checkout, until Sept. 3, plus two free cloud pillows with every purchase Casper: Take 10% off any mattress order with the promo code LABORDAY, until Aug. 31. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Labor Day 2019 sales have begun! Your A-Z guide to the best deals," 29 Aug. 2019 To promote the service, DoorDash is offering new customers $5 off their first McDonald’s order of $15 or more with the promo code DASHMCD through September 9. Joey Morona,, "McDonald’s adds more delivery restaurants in new deal with DoorDash," 28 Aug. 2019 Just use the promo code PLANNOW for travel from Jan. 1 to March 5, 2020. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Travel: Save $150 on flights to Hawaii with new Southwest promo," 28 Aug. 2019 Country Living readers can save 20% off the 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac and 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac calendars by visiting and using the promo code COUNTRYLIVING. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "The Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts 'No Fewer' Than 7 Big Snowstorms This Winter," 28 Aug. 2019 Book the deal at using the promo code SDUT or phone (800) 353-6966 and identify yourself as a SDUT Travel Deals reader. Allison Darosa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Travel deals: Book now for early-autumn bargains," 28 Aug. 2019 Additionally, Premium Parking is offering 20 percent off its rates at several downtown lots with use of the promo code IDOL20. al, "‘American Idol’ auditions are Tuesday at GulfQuest -- but don’t go there," 19 Aug. 2019 Best yet, there's no promo code or special web page needed to get in on the deal. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Amtrak Sale: 50 Percent Off All September Fares," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of promo

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for promo

short for promotional

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The first known use of promo was in 1946

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English Language Learners Definition of promo

informal : something (such as an announcement, a brief film, or an appearance) that is used to advertise or promote something (such as a new book or movie)

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