abo

abo

[ab-oh] (sometimes initial capital letter) Australian Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
noun, plural abos.
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to an Australian Aborigine.
adjective

Origin:
1905–10; by shortening; see -o


Since abo is simply a shortened form of aborigine, one could easily think that it is as neutral and inoffensive a term as Aussie usually is for an Australian. However, abo is as highly offensive to Australian Aborigines as nigger is to African Americans in the United States.
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Åbo

[aw-boo]
noun
Swedish name of Turku.

ABO

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Abo (ˈæbəʊ)
 
n , pl Abos
a.  short for Aborigine
 b.  (as modifier): an Abo reserve
 
usage  This once quite common word is now completely unacceptable

Åbo (ˈoːbuː)
 
n
the Swedish name for Turku

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ABO
annular beam oscillator
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