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Ab·oor ab·o (ăb′ō)
n. pl. Ab·os or ab·os Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for an Australian Aborigine.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.—n.
Australian Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an Aborigine.)
[1905–10; by shortening; see -o]
Swedish name of Turku.
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|Noun||1.||Abo - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived|
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