1830–40; short for Latin in versō foliō on the turned leaf Unabridged

folio verso

[foh-lee-oh wer-soh; English foh-lee-oh vur-soh]
the back of the page.

pollice verso

[pohl-li-ke wer-soh; English pol-uh-see vur-soh]
with thumbs turned downward: the sign made by spectators calling for the death of a defeated gladiator in the ancient Roman circus. Unabridged
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verso (ˈvɜːsəʊ)
n , pl -sos
1.  a.  the back of a sheet of printed paper
 b.  Compare recto Also called: reverso the left-hand pages of a book, bearing the even numbers
2.  the side of a coin opposite to the obverse; reverse
[C19: from the New Latin phrase versō foliō the leaf having been turned, from Latin vertere to turn + folium a leaf]

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Example sentences
Some artworks are identified by inscriptions in pencil on verso of the photo mounts.
The next recto page displayed the floor patterns of each figure of the dance and the final verso page was reserved for the music.
Some photographs have captions on verso, many have no captions.
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