UFO

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UFO (plural UFOs)

  1. Initialism of unidentified flying object.; (loosely) an alien spacecraft. [from 20th c.]
  2. (colloquial) An "unfinished object" in knitting or other kinds of craft. [from 20th c.]
    • 2007, Kerry Wills, The Close-knit Circle: American Knitters Today, p. 107:
      UFOs differ from WIPs in that a WIP is a project one is actively pursuing, while a UFO runs the risk of never getting finished.

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Czech[edit]

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UFO

  1. UFO

Estonian[edit]

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UFO

  1. UFO

Finnish[edit]

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UFO

  1. UFO (unidentified flying object)

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Etymology[edit]

Initialism of unidentifiziertes Flugobjekt, unidentifiziertes fliegendes Objekt, unbekanntes Flugobjekt, unbekanntes fliegendes Objekt.

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IPA(key): /ˈuːfo/

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UFO n (genitive UFO or UFOs, plural UFO or UFOs)

  1. UFO

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Italian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈu.fo/, [ˈuːfo]
  • Rhymes: -ufo
  • Hyphenation: Ù‧FO

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UFO or ufo (plural UFO or ufo)

  1. UFO

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Japanese[edit]

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Orthographic borrowing from English UFO, but pronounced like an acronym rather than a mere initialism.

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UFO (katakana ユーフォー, rōmaji yūfō)

  1. Synonym of 未確認飛行物体 (mikakunin hikō buttai, unidentified flying object); a UFO

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From English UFO.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈu.fo/
  • It is uncommon for the letters to be pronounced individually.

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UFO m (plural UFOs)

  1. UFO; alien spacecraft

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