Late 19th century: abbreviation of moment.
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noun (plural MOs)
The way a particular person tends to do things: his MO isn’t prescribing the solution but sparking more questions Connor can’t figure out the killer’s MO
More example sentences
- Their MO is to provoke, then make you feel you have no reason to react - and it's all your fault to begin with!
- Notice his MO - laugh at the question, demean the questioner, shout invective, back his position with " I have studied", and then shut it down without providing any evidence from his extensive research.
- Anyway my MO for dealing with illness is to take time off immediately and for a day longer than I think I need it.
1950s: abbreviation of modus operandi.
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