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po-mo

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊməʊ
 
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informal

Definition of po-mo in English:

adjective

Short for postmodern. po-mo literary theory
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  • Culture jamming, the public act of subverting the power of advertising and other media messages, has a po-mo street credibility that makes it seem like a recent creation of achingly earnest anti-globalist placard-wavers.
  • There is an inspired hybridity of literary conventions in paragraphs such as this, in which LaFarge, a conflicted realist with a po-mo gamester's skepticism, feels compelled to ironize his own material.
  • How, exactly, are highly sophisticated, 21st Century po-mo hipsters supposed to relate meaningfully to the archaic mutterings of a long-dead Roman poet on the immutability of change?

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short for postmodernism. po-mo has become mainstream

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