retro etymology

English word retro comes from Latin retro (Back, backwards, behind. Before, formerly.)

Detailed word origin of retro

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
retro Latin (lat) Back, backwards, behind. Before, formerly.
rétro French (fra) Retro Shortening of rétroviseur, mirror (in the car).
retro English (eng) Something, such as a fashion, from the past; a retro trend. Affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto.. Of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were.

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