1 [ree-poh]
noun, plural repos.

1960–65; rep(urchase) + -o Unabridged


2 [ree-poh]
noun, plural repos. Informal.
repossessed property, especially a government-financed dwelling repossessed by the government and offered for resale.

by shortening of repossess; see -o Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
repo (ˈriːpəʊ)
1.  repurchase agreement
2.  a.  repossession of property
 b.  (as modifier): a repo car

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Slang Dictionary

repo definition

  1. n.
    a repossessed car. : I'd rather have a plain used car than a repo.
  2. tv.
    to repossess a car. : Some guy came around and tried to repo my car.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. repossessed merchandise or property

  2. repossession of merchandise or property

  3. repurchase agreement

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Example sentences
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.
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