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Fo Sho

interjection It is a remark as a response to a question.; clipping Shortenings of the words "for" and "sure".; compounding Combining of the words "Fo" and "Sho" to act as a single term.
"Fo sho" is an affirmative response that shows certainty on the part of the speaker. The phrase is created by compounding the clippings of both "for" and "sure" to formulate a single response.
 
"Will you be home for dinner?" "Fo sho."
Etymology : "For" comes from the Old English word "for" meaning "on account of," which is from Proto-Germanic "fura." "Sure" means"safe, secure," and later "mentally certain" in the mid 15th century from Old French "sur" or "seur" meaning "safe, secure," from Latin "securus" which means "free from care."
Source : Sister. November 6th 2013.
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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