Definition of pro noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//proʊ//
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  • (pl. pros) (informal) a person who works as a professional, especially in a sport a golf pro He handled the situation like an old pro (= somebody who has a lot of experience). She’s a real pro.
  • Word Originnoun mid 19th cent.: abbreviation. late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin, literally ‘for, on behalf of’.Idioms the advantages and disadvantages of something We weighed up the pros and cons.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pro