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[kon-doh] /ˈkɒn doʊ/
noun, plural condos. Informal.
condominium (defs 1, 2).
Origin of condo
1970-75, Americanism; by shortening; cf. -o
Related forms
mini-condo, noun, plural mini-condos. Unabridged
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  • She put her lid down and paced around the condo, looking at the leaves floating in the pool.

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  • I tried not to gawp at what must have been a couple million bucks' worth of condo.

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  • The other passed through Deleytoza, and came down upon the bridge at condo.

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British Dictionary definitions for condo


noun (informal) (pl) -dos
a condominium building or apartment
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Word Origin and History for condo

1964, short for condominium.

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