Definition of ab ovo in English:

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ab ovo

Pronunciation: /ab ˈəʊvəʊ/


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.
from the beginning, from the start, from the first;
from the egg
informal from the word go


Latin, literally 'from the egg'.

Words that rhyme with ab ovo

de novo, Denovo, Porto Novo, Provo

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