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or ab·o (ăb′ō)
n. pl. Ab·os or ab·os Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for an Australian Aborigine.


n (sometimes not capital) , pl Abos
a. short for Aborigine
b. (as modifier): an Abo reserve.
Usage: This once quite common word is now completely unacceptable


(Placename) the Swedish name for Turku


(ˈæb oʊ)

n., pl. ab•os.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Australian Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an Aborigine.)
[1905–10; by shortening; see -o]


(ˈɔ bu)

Swedish name of Turku.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Åbo - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrivedAbo - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
Aussie, Australian - a native or inhabitant of Australia
References in classic literature ?
What men who have not yet ridden beyond the sound of any horn recall the midnight run which ended--Beagleboy leading--among tombs; the hasty whip-off, and the oath, taken Abo e bones, to forget the worry?
Dressed in a close-fitting costume, light and elastic, adapting itself to every movement, and made to answer every purpose required by the exercise in which he was abo ut to engage, Geoffrey's physical advantages showed themselves in their best and bravest aspect.
Far away from cinemas and drama, Egyptian actor Khaled Abo El-Naga never imagined he would come across a picture of his sister's residence place on fire on Twitter, with a caption that read: "If anyone knows who lives in this block on Mohamed Mazhar Street in #Zamalek, let them know.
ABO is the most important blood group system in transfusion and transplantation practice.
The new requirement will affect stockholders' equity in many instances, but most probably in companies that sponsor dollar-per-month plans, where the projected benefit obligation is equal to the ABO, and other plans whose unfunded ABO rose as a result of actuarial losses, such as declines in asset values stemming from the stock market crash.
The investment by ABO comes as at a critical time for the industry, as fuels that can be derived from algae, such as gasoline, biodiesel and aviation fuel, are moving out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.
Ivan Menezes, have officially opened i Meta Abo Brewery's new $119m bottling line expansion in Sebeta marking the culmination of $344 million investment by Diageo plc.
Abo Zaid has been detained in Egyptian prisons for almost 27 months; he is accused of wire tapping the telephones of Egyptian officials and reporting conversations to an Israeli Mossad officer.
Upside potential for the VR is limited given the high concentrations and limited franchise, but may be possible if ABO is able to develop its funding profile, improve liquidity and reduce concentrations.
Thomas Thetford, ABO spokesman, states, "Blue state voters and business owners can now have an impact well beyond the borders of their traditionally democratic states.
Heartbroken Dr Abo Hamed said her battle to be reunited with the boys had cost her her job and her home.
1987: Barack Obama, aged 26, meets Kenyan family including Abo for the first time.