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From the Slavic word sloboda (freedom) through some means, probably through some form of Russian слобода́ (slobodá) (compare also the given name Serbo-Croatian Слободан).


  • IPA(key): /ˈslobo/, [ˈs̠lo̞bo̞]
  • Rhymes: -obo
  • Syllabification(key): slo‧bo



  1. (derogatory, ethnic slur) A Russian.
    Synonyms: venäläinen, (derogatory) see ryssä
    1. (colloquial, rare) the Russian language
      Synonym: venäjä
  2. (derogatory, ethnic slur, rare) A Slav.
  3. (derogatory, ethnic slur, rare) Serb; South Slav


Inflection of slobo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative slobo slobot
genitive slobon slobojen
partitive sloboa sloboja
illative sloboon sloboihin
singular plural
nominative slobo slobot
accusative nom. slobo slobot
gen. slobon
genitive slobon slobojen
partitive sloboa sloboja
inessive slobossa sloboissa
elative slobosta sloboista
illative sloboon sloboihin
adessive slobolla sloboilla
ablative slobolta sloboilta
allative slobolle sloboille
essive slobona sloboina
translative sloboksi sloboiksi
instructive sloboin
abessive slobotta sloboitta
comitative sloboineen
Possessive forms of slobo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person sloboni slobomme
2nd person slobosi slobonne
3rd person slobonsa