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[mem-oh] /ˈmɛm oʊ/
noun, plural memos.
Origin of memo
by shortening; see -o
Related forms
countermemo, noun, plural countermemos. Unabridged
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  • Alone with Arna, Dr. Wilton punched several buttons on the desk, consulted a memo and spoke briskly to a blank video screen.

    The Butterfly Kiss Arthur Dekker Savage
  • memo: Must do the one in the dining-tent when the people are asleep for the night.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Better make a memo to talk with this chief-freedman of Martwynn's, what's his name?

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
  • But there was a memo, evidently added to the entry in some change of editions.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • The memo said: His Majesty's Government had no love or use for unendorsed cheques drawn in favour of other people.

British Dictionary definitions for memo


/ˈmɛməʊ; ˈmiːməʊ/
noun (pl) memos
short for memorandum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for memo

1889, shortening of memorandum (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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