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primo

[pree-moh; for 1, 2 also Italian pree-maw] /ˈpri moʊ; for 1, 2 also Italian ˈpri mɔ/
noun, plural primos, primi
[pree-mee; Italian pree-mee] /ˈpri mi; Italian ˈpri mi/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
the part of a piano duet played on the upper half of the keyboard.
2.
the first or leading part in an ensemble.
adjective
3.
Slang.
  1. first-class:
    dinner at a primo restaurant.
  2. highly valuable or most essential:
    the primo player on the team.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Italian: literally, first < Latin prīmus. See prime
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British Dictionary definitions for primi

primo

/ˈpriːməʊ/
noun (pl) -mos, -mi (-mɪ)
1.
(music) the upper or right-hand part in a piano duet Compare secondo
2.
Also primo tempo. at the same speed as at the beginning of the piece
Word Origin
Italian: first, from Latin prīmus
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Word Origin and History for primi

primo

1740, in music terms, from Italian primo "first, chief," from Latin primus (see prime (adj.)). As slang for "excellent, first-class," perhaps an elaboration of prime. Of drugs, by 1990s, street slang.

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Slang definitions & phrases for primi

primo

noun

Crack cocaine smoked with marijuana (1990s+ Narcotics)


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