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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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  • We traversed this forest to get from our condo to the beach, sometimes disturbing monkeys and large monitor lizards.
  • One sign of a sustained slowdown would be a return to less frothy condo names.
  • The next thing you know, everybody has bought a condo.
  • There's enough money hidden under my clothes to buy a two-bedroom condo.
  • Here they live in a one-bedroom condo they bought a few years ago, nothing fancy but right on the beach.
  • He also can't live in a townhouse, apartment or condo.
  • It's interesting, because of the contrast of the coops and the condo buildings.
  • Additionally, the condo conveys with a storage unit and off-street parking for two cars.
  • During the real estate boom, developers broke ground on dozens of skyscraping condo buildings.
  • She says she likes doing something for the environment and because she lives in a condo, she can't buy rooftop solar panels.
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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