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[lim-oh] /ˈlɪm oʊ/
noun, plural limos. Informal.
a limousine.
Origin of limo
1965-70 Americanism; by shortening; see -o Unabridged
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Examples from the web for limo
  • It bounces off the limo and into the road, where it explodes under the next vehicle in the motorcade.
  • Their limo arrived at their prom with adoring onlookers.
  • They won't even ride in the same stretch limo together.
  • People who have been inside say that the limo is eerily serene, as if the outside world were on mute.
  • By the time your limo's back from one service, he jokes, it will need another.
  • The list of potential successors, should he fall under a limo, is impressive.
  • It's probably better to hire a limo than to drive and park sometimes.
  • At the same time, he wanted the five-star hotel and the limo at his beck and call.
  • They begin shouting when they see his limo pull up the drive.
  • We ride downtown in a white stretch limo with yellow lights on the sides.
British Dictionary definitions for limo


noun (pl) -mos
(informal) short for limousine
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Word Origin and History for limo

abbreviation of limousine, by 1959, American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for limo



A limousine: disapproves of this vast fleet (789 limos) of luxury transportation (1946+)


: Check your reso before you limo to Manhattan

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stretch limo

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for limo


The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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