preggo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pregnant +‎ -o(diminutive suffix).

Adjective[edit]

preggo (not comparable)

  1. (informal, colloquial) Pregnant.
    • 1967, Harry Roskolenko, The Terrorized, Prentice-Hall, page 57,
      [] how interesting is it to read that one out of every four Australian girls is slightly preggo before her wedding night? More American influences no doubt.”
    • 1998, Suzanne Brockmann, Everyday, Average Jones, Silhouette Intimate Moments, US, page 67,
      “Actually, being careless got me... preggo. And to tell you the truth,″ Melody said seriously, “not using a condom could' ve gotten me far more than just pregnant. []
    • 2010, Dana Wood, Momover: The New Mom's Guide to Getting It Back Together, Adams Media, US, page 5,
      And if you were a little panicky while preggo, I urge you to cut yourself some slack, too.
    • 2010, Hilary Smith, Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bipolar But Were Too Freaked Out to Ask, Red Wheel/Weiser LLC, US, page 193,
      You automatically qualify for Medicaid if you′re preggo and poor. Just saying.
    • 2011, Bruna Nessif, "Bryce Dallas Howard Opens Up About Her 'Postpartum Denial'", E Online, 1 August 2011:
      Radiating in a preggo glow, Howard tells us, "I feel privileged to be pregnant, and I'm gonna be honest, I'm a little nauseous."
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Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

preggo (plural preggos)

  1. (slang, sometimes offensive) A pregnant person.
    • 1975 October 27, Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin, "Mike Faces Life", episode 6-7 of All in the Family, 00:20:32-00:20:44:
      Michael Stivic: Come on, Gloria. No one, no one, is going to deny you your constitutional rights.
      Gloria Stivic: Power to the preggos!
    • 2007, Philip Lerman, Dadditude: How a Real Man Became a Real Dad, page 56,
      So we had a nice rainbow coalition of preggos and their mates — even one lesbian couple.
    • 2009, Joel Grus, Your Religion Is False, Brightwalton LLC, US, page 105,
      Accordingly, they tend to send their gay children off to “conversion therapy” (involving techniques ranging from clitoridectomy to shame) and their pregnant children off to single-sex maternity homes (which are full of all sorts of oddly-titillating preggo-on-preggo action, according to the videos on a website I accidentally stumbled across several times).
    • 2009, Rebeca Seitz, Scrapping Plans, B&H Publishing, US, page 306,
      “You bet!” Clay trots back into the diner, reappearing a moment later with a chair. “Here ya go, preggo.”
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