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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.
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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
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(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.
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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
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References in classic literature ?
'Abo, abo' (Wait, wait), he said and accordingly we resumed our seats, while, assisted by the zealous Kory-Kory, he appeared to be engaged in giving directions to a number of the natives outside, who were busily employed in making arrangements, the nature of which we could not comprehend.
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?
Variables Mean [+ or -] SD Percentage Age (years) 23.0 [+ or -] 4.0 Height (cm) 169.8 [+ or -] 8.6 Weight (kg) 64.9 [+ or -] 13.1 BMI (kg/[m.sup.2]) 22.5 [+ or -] 4.0 Age groups (years) Frequency [less than or equal to] 20 19 19.2 21-25 280 70.0 26-30 79 7.5 >30 31 5.3 Gender Male 237 57.5 Female 175 42.5 ABO blood groups A 81 19.7 AB 13 3.1 B 107 26.0 O 211 51.2 Rhesus (-/+) Negative 40 9.7 Positive 372 90.3 BMI categories Underweight 49 11.9 Healthy 260 63.1 Overweight 77 18.7 Obese 26 6.3 SD: standard deviation; n: number of participants.
ABO discrepancies can be defined as difference between cell and serum grouping.
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.researchgate.net/publication/40021108_Consortium_for_Blood_Group_Genes_CBGG_2008_report#page=14) 6 )
Epidemiological information with respect to relationship between ABO blood group and danger of coronary illness has been conflicting.7 In our Pakistani population, a study at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, showed a strong association between blood group A and ischemic heart illness.8In a recent study by Lutfullah et al9 at Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan, no affiliation was found between ABO blood gatherings and ischemic coronary illness.
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.
Among the global malaria burden, 90% has been estimated to occur in Sub-Saharan Africa [6]; hence, research on the association between ABO blood types and malaria has been concentrated in Africa.