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repo1

[ree-poh] /ˈri poʊ/
noun, plural repos.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; rep(urchase) + -o

repo2

[ree-poh] /ˈri poʊ/
noun, plural repos. Informal.
1.
repossessed property, especially a government-financed dwelling repossessed by the government and offered for resale.
Origin
by shortening of repossess; see -o
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Examples from the web for repo
  • Elsewhere, mortgages tied to the short term repo rate are the norm.
  • The bank's receiver would be obligated to transfer the repo to the market agent or its designee.
British Dictionary definitions for repo

repo

/ˈriːpəʊ/
noun (informal)
1.
repurchase agreement
2.
  1. repossession of property
  2. (as modifier): a repo car
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Word Origin and History for repo
adj.

by 1972 (in repo man), American English, short for repossess or repossession.

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Slang definitions & phrases for repo

repo

noun

A car repossessed for nonpayment of installments (1970s+)

verb

: when the best times are to repo or rip off cars


repo 2

noun

A type of investment: investments known as retail repurchase agreements, or repos for short (1963+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for repo

repo

  1. repossessed merchandise or property
  2. repossession of merchandise or property
  3. repurchase agreement
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