bravo

[brah-voh; for 1, 2, 5 also brah-voh]
interjection
1.
(used in praising a performer).
noun, plural bravos for 2, bravos or bravoes for 3.
2.
a shout of “bravo!”
3.
a daring bandit, assassin, or murderer, especially one hired to steal or murder for another.
4.
a word used in communications to represent the letter B.
verb (used without object), bravoed, bravoing.
5.
to shout “bravo!”

Origin:
1755–65; < Italian; see brave

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bravo
 
interj
1.  well done!
 
n , -vos, -voes, -vos
2.  a cry of "bravo"
3.  a hired killer or assassin
 
[C18: from Italian: splendid!; see brave]

Bravo (ˈbrɑːvəʊ)
 
n
communications a code word for the letter b

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bravo
as a cheer, "well done!," 1761, from It., lit. "brave" (see brave). Earlier it was used as a noun meaning "desperado, hired killer" (1590s). Superlative form is bravissimo.
"It is held by some philologists that as "Bravo!" is an exclamation its form should not change, but remain bravo under all circumstances. Nevertheless "bravo" is usually applied to a male, "brava" to a female artist, and "bravi" to two or more." ["Elson's Music Dictionary," 1905]
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Political pandering or the west saying bravo to its humanitarian contributions.
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