Aggro (2)

adjective; clipping
Aggressive, or easy to anger and violence
“Aggro” came from people who play video games, although the original context or reason is unclear. “Aggro,” however, has become normalized in everyday usage as an acceptable replacement of “aggressive.” In terms of its clipping, the ‘e’ after the ‘r’ moved forward in the mouth and became an ‘o.’ While the second ‘g’ is a remnant of “aggressive,” I believe it is no longer a necessary letter since “agro” makes more phonetic sense.
Source : “The squirrels here are pretty aggro.” (Rice University Freshman, 11-2019)
Last modified: 10 December 2019