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provo

[proh-voh] /ˈproʊ voʊ/
noun, plural provos. (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a Dutch or German political agitator, especially in the 1960s and 1970s.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; shortened from French provocateur provocateur

Provo

[proh-voh] /ˈproʊ voʊ/
noun
1.
a city in central Utah.

Provo

[proh-voh] /ˈproʊ voʊ/
noun, plural Provos. (sometimes lowercase) Informal.
1.
a member of the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.
Origin
1970-75; prov(isional) + -o
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British Dictionary definitions for provo

Provo

/ˈprəʊvəʊ/
noun (pl) -vos
1.
another name for a Provisional (sense 2)
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