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adjective, Informal.
retro pay.
of or designating the style of an earlier time:
retro clothes.
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin meaning “backward” (retrogress); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (retrorocket).
noun (pl) -ros
short for retrorocket
denoting something associated with or revived from the past: retro dressing, retro fashion
back or backwards: retroactive
located behind: retrolental

retro- pref.

Backward; back: retroposition.

Situated behind: retroperitoneum.

French rétro (French clipping for rétrospectif, that is, retrospective)


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