Definition of ab ovo in English:

Share this entry

ab ovo

Pronunciation: /ab ˈəʊvəʊ/

adverb

From the very beginning.
Example sentences
  • And he was, Samuel, a great hope, a great man ab ovo, his father in miniature.
  • Neither the somatic nor the psychobehavioral sexual characters, then, were laid down irreversibly ab ovo.
Synonyms
from the beginning, from the start, from the first;
from the egg
informal from the word go

Origin

Latin, literally 'from the egg'.

Words that rhyme with ab ovo

de novo, Denovo, Porto Novo, Provo

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ab ovo

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.