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po

[poh] /poʊ/
noun, plural pos. Australia and New Zealand.
1.
a chamber pot.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; probably < French pot (de chambre) chamber pot

Po

[poh] /poʊ/
noun
1.
a river in Italy, flowing E from the Alps in the NW to the Adriatic. 418 miles (669 km) long.
Ancient Padus.
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British Dictionary definitions for po's

po

/pəʊ/
noun (pl) pos
1.
(Brit) an informal word for chamber pot
Word Origin
C19: from pot1

Po1

Chemical symbol
1.
polonium

Po2

/pəʊ/
noun
1.
a river in N Italy, rising in the Cottian Alps and flowing northeast to Turin, then east to the Adriatic: the longest river in Italy. Length: 652 km (405 miles) Latin name Padus

PO

abbreviation
1.
Post Office
2.
Personnel Officer
3.
petty officer
4.
Pilot Officer
5.
Also p.o.. postal order
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Word Origin and History for po's

Po

large river in northern Italy, from Latin Padus, a name of Celtic origin.

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po's in Medicine

Po
The symbol for the element polonium.

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po's in Science
Po  
The symbol for polonium.
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Slang definitions & phrases for po's

po

Related Terms

pissed off


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 po's

po

putout

Po

polonium

PO

  1. personnel officer
  2. petty officer
  3. physician organization
  4. piss off
  5. postal order
  6. post office
  7. purchase order
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Encyclopedia Article for po's

Po

people of northwestern Yunnan province, southwest China. Minjia is the Chinese (Pinyin) name for them; they call themselves Bai or Bo in their own language, which has been classified within the Yi group of Tibeto-Burman languages. Until recently the language was not written. It contains many words borrowed from Chinese but is itself a non-Chinese, tonal, polysyllabic language with a markedly different grammatical structure

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