relo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From relative +‎ -o (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

relo (plural relos)

  1. (Australia, colloquial, informal) A relative.
    • 2001, John Larkin, Nostradamus and Instant Noodles, 2012, unnumbered page,
      ‘Anyway, sorry I′m late,’ said Ian. ‘Wanted to hang with the relos for a bit.’
    • 2006, Tony Davis, Step On It!: A Wild Ride Through the Motor Age, Random House Australia, page 17,
      It was a journey not completed until after dark (there were no headlights) and Bertha was too tired to visit her relos in Pforzheim by the time she arrived.
    • 2010, Stefan Korn, Scott Lancaster, Eric Mooij, Being a Great Dad For Dummies, Australian & New Zealand Edition, unnumbered page,
      Just ask the relos how often they may want to do it, because you don′t want babysitting to become too much of a chore for them.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English/French rail.

Noun[edit]

relo (plural reloj, accusative singular relon, accusative plural relojn)

  1. rail

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English/French rail.

Noun[edit]

relo (plural reli)

  1. rail

Tagalog[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Spanish reloj (clock)

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Noun[edit]

relo

  1. wristwatch

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Tagalog word orasan means clock, as a wall clock. Relo translates strictly to wristwatch.
    Isuot mo ang iyong relo.
    Wear your (wrist)watch.
    Ilagay mo ang orasan sa dingding.
    Put the clock on the wall.