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Oreo

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrɪəʊ
 
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Definition of Oreo in English:

noun (plural Oreos)

US trademark
1A chocolate biscuit with a white cream filling.
Example sentences
  • For dessert we both had this concoction involving Oreo cookies and ice cream.
  • Yesterday I had a half a package of Oreos with chocolate creme filling.
  • I was trying to drown my sorrows in Oreos and chocolate milk.
1.1 informal , derogatory A black American who is seen, especially by other black people, as wishing to be part of the white establishment.

Origin

early 20th century: invented name.

Words that rhyme with Oreo

oratorio

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