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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

by 1972 (in repo man), American English, short for repossess or repossession.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) repossession 2 (context countable finance English) A repurchase agreement: a type of derivative which allows a borrower to use a financial security as collateral for a cash loan at a fixed interest rate 3 (context countable computing informal English) A source code repository. vb. (context transitive informal English) repossess

Repo (disambiguation)

Repo may refer to:

  • Repurchase agreement, a financial instrument
  • Repo 105, an accounting maneuver
  • Repossession of collateral for a defaulted loan

In computing:

  • Software repository, a stockpile of software assets such as binaries and source code available on the Internet


  • Eino S. Repo (1919–2002), president of Yleisradio
  • Sami Repo (born 1971), former Finnish cross country skier

In entertainment:

  • Operation Repo, a TV show re-enacting repossession scenarios
  • Repo Games, a TV show where players can answer questions to either keep their car, or getting their car repossessed
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera, a 2008 rock opera film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
  • Repo (album), a 2009 album by Black Dice
  • Repo (comics), a 2007 limited series from Image Comics by Rick Spears and Rob G.
Repo (derivative)
Repo (album)

REPO is the fifth album by American experimental noise band Black Dice. It was released on April 7, 2009 on Paw Tracks Records.

Usage examples of "repo".

Dans les grandes salles envahies par la nuit, les gigantesques machines semblaient des montres au repos.

Il est temps que je donne a ta vertueuse mere et a moi le repos que nous avons merite tous les deux.

West Indies planter-style home known as Beau Repos, was a perfect place for lessons.

The older sons had long outgrown the need of supervision and certainly outdistanced in intellect the man who served Beau Repos in the capacity of a tutor.

I mean that Felicity, the plantation which marches beside Beau Repos, has been sold.

In bulky splendor, it steamed past the landing of Beau Repos, trailing a cloud of black smoke shot with orange sparks.

I know you will uphold the standing of Beau Repos by paying the required visit.

Hippolyte Gravier from the plantation downriver from Beau Repos, had also been pressed to extend his visit past the noon hour.

The master and mistress of Beau Repos refused to allow their guests to think of leaving in the downpour.

His courtship, if it could be called that, had been going on since the family arrived at Beau Repos from New Orleans just after Easter.

I congratulate myself that Beau Repos was the first home to extend the hand of a neighbor, but I cannot think we were the only ones.

Not only did she take the evening meal in company, she commanded Colossus to arm her into the sitting room where she sat enthroned on the only Louis XIV chair of which Beau Repos was possessed.

When your hurts have been attended to, I will be delighted to drive you to Beau Repos myself.

Beau Repos the social pace of the surrounding community picked up considerably.

Placing it on her wrist, she was just about to command Anatole to see her back to Beau Repos when the tall double doors at the end of the room swung open.