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See also: Endo, -endo, endo-, -endő, and endō



  • IPA(key): /ˈɛndəʊ/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Originally used to refer to the bottom tips of the marijuana plant which accumulate the most resin and crystals after being hung to dry, probably from end +‎ -o.


endo (uncountable)

  1. (slang) marijuana
    • 1998, Snoop Dogg, Gin and Juice
      rollin' down the street smokin' endo / sippin' on gin and juice
    • 1994, Nas, Jungle Jay
      So as I drive home / I roll my window up / And my endo up in the same motion
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:endo.

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for "end over end".


endo (plural endos)

  1. A bike trick where the bike is ridden on the front wheel.
    Synonym: stoppie

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Etymology 3[edit]


endo (countable and uncountable, plural endos)

  1. (uncountable, informal) endocrinology
  2. (countable, informal) endocrinologist
    • 2010, Cheryl Alkon, Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes (page 150)
      Since my endo did not practice at the hospital I delivered at, I did not have the oversight I needed to adjust my fluctuating sugars []

Etymology 4[edit]


endo (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, informal) Endometriosis.

Etymology 5[edit]

Coined from "end of contract", as used on the contracts given to workers under the system.


endo (uncountable)

  1. (Philippines, neologism) A labor contracting system where workers are hired by employment agencies to work for a specific period of time until being replaced and prohibited from being re-hired.
    • 2019 July 27, Virgil Lopez, “Panelo corrects self on veto of Security of Tenure bill”, in GMA News Online[1], retrieved 2019-07-26:
      The landmark measure meant to eliminate 'endo' or the practice subcontracting of labor.
    • 2019 July 27, Vann Marlo M. Villegas, “Duterte strikes down measure tightening labor contracting rules”, in BusinessWorld[2], retrieved 2019-07-26:
      [...] 13 local and foreign business chambers asked "the president to veto the security of tenure bill" since it "is redundant as there are previously approved laws that already protects workers from 'endo' (end of contract scheme), [...]"
    • 2019 July 27, Virgil Lopez, “Palace: Duterte to pursue promise to stop 'endo' within his term”, in GMA News Online[3], retrieved 2019-07-26:




From Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥dó (in). Compare Ancient Greek ἔνδον (éndon, in, within).



  1. in
    • (Can we date this quote?), Cicero, De Legibus
      Divos et eos, qui caelestes semper habiti, colunto et ollos, quos endo caelo merita locaverint...
      They shall worship as gods both those who have always been regarded as dwellers in heaven...

Usage notes[edit]

Though considered somewhat artificial, there are instances of usage in Classical Latin, especially as a preverb and in dactylic verse.

Related terms[edit]