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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 ?
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.
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?
ABO discrepancies can be defined as difference between cell and serum grouping.
Epidemiological information with respect to relationship between ABO blood group and danger of coronary illness has been conflicting.
The antigens of blood groups ABO and Rhesus (Rh) are the most regularly studied genomic pointers in a large group of people1.
Human Global ABO Distribution ((https://www.
According to Abo Ali, the company will open the second project during the current period, despite the tourism crisis experienced in Egypt over the past year.
The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of HBsAg, HCV, HIV, Syphilis and Malaria in various ABO and Rh (D) blood groups donors.
De todos los sistemas el grupo sanguineo ABO, descubierto hace mas de 100 anos en 1900 por Karl Landsteiner constituidos por antigenos del tipo carbohidratos, y el factor Rh con antigenos del tipo proteico descubierto en 1939, han sido los mas estudiados debido a su importancia en medicina transfusional, en ginecologia y neonatologia, y en trasplantes de organos solidos, ademas del hecho de que estos poseen un patron de herencia genetico, ha permitido su uso como marcadores geneticos en estudios familiares y sobretodo poblacionales estableciendo fenomenos de mestizaje al determinar la distribucion de los mismos en diferentes poblaciones (2,3).
Previously, Ali and Malik (2015) used ABO and Rh blood polymorphisms in order to evaluate the differentiation of populations of upper KPK.
ABO has represented apartment building owners, managers and developers in New York for more than 100 years," ABO Executive Director Dan Margulies says.
The ABO Capital team will continue to expand its international investments, bringing global value back to countries throughout Africa and have plans to continue opening offices throughout the globe.